minor order

noun

Definition of minor order

: one of the Roman Catholic or Eastern clerical orders that are lower in rank and less sacred in character than major orders usually used in plural

First Known Use of minor order

circa 1741, in the meaning defined above

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“Minor order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20order. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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