ordinand

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

Definition of ordinand

: a candidate for ordination

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 5 Mar. 2021.

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