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ordination

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noun or·di·na·tion \ˌȯr-də-ˈnā-shən\

Simple Definition of ordination

  • : the official act or process of making someone a priest, minister, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ordination

  1. :  the act or an instance of ordaining :  the state of being ordained

Examples of ordination in a sentence

  1. He is a candidate for ordination.

  2. After his ordination, he will be assigned to a local parish.



14th Century

First Known Use of ordination

14th century

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