in·​car·​di·​na·​tion (ˌ)in-ˌkär-də-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce incardination (audio)
: the formal acceptance by a diocese of a clergyman from another diocese

Word History


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

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of incardination was in 1897

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Cite this Entry

“Incardination.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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