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

Examples of minor order in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But minor order also has a whiff of neglect. Eric Boodman, Wired, 29 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1741, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of minor order was circa 1741

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“Minor order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20order. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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