incardination

noun
in·​car·​di·​na·​tion | \ (ˌ)in-ˌkär-də-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce incardination (audio) \

Definition of incardination

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

First Known Use of incardination

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for incardination

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

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“Incardination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incardination. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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