major order

major order


Definition of MAJOR ORDER

:  one of the Roman Catholic or Eastern clerical orders that are sacramentally conferred and have a sacred character that implies major religious obligations (as clerical celibacy) —usually used in plural — compare minor order

First Known Use of MAJOR ORDER

circa 1741


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