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incardination

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noun in·car·di·na·tion \(ˌ)in-ˌkär-dən-ˈā-shən\

Definition of incardination

  1. :  the formal acceptance by a diocese of a clergyman from another diocese



Origin and Etymology of incardination

Late Latin incardination-, incardinatio, from incardinare to ordain as chief priest, from Latin in- 2in- + Late Latin cardinalis principal — more at cardinal


First Known Use: 1897


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