ordinand

noun
or·​di·​nand | \ ˌȯr-də-ˈnand How to pronounce ordinand (audio) \

Definition of ordinand

: a candidate for ordination

Examples of ordinand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a recent Saturday morning, Jeff Chu, a writer and ordinand in the Reformed Church in America—a small Protestant denomination—pushed a green grocery cart through a Whole Foods in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Eliza Griswold, The New Yorker, 26 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of ordinand

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ordinand

Late Latin ordinandus, gerundive of ordinare to ordain

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“Ordinand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ordinand. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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