Definition of ordination
: the act or an instance of ordaining : the state of being ordained
Examples of ordination in a Sentence
He is a candidate for ordination.
After his ordination, he will be assigned to a local parish.
Recent Examples of ordination from the Web
Following is the description of Perez's shield, from his ordination on July 24, 2012 at the Cathedral of St. Agnes in Rockville Centre, New York.
The U.K.’s withdrawal from the bloc removes the largest obstacle to EU military co-ordination.
Farrell points to a lack of co-ordination between naval fleets and security forces such as EU NAVFOR, which have a range of remits and priorities including prevention of drug smuggling and people trafficking.
Maharat Ruth Balinsky Friedman in New York shortly after her ordination in 2013.
The biggest is the Presbyterian Church (USA), a moderate-to-liberal mainline denomination that allows same-sex weddings and the ordination of openly gay and lesbian ministers.
A resolution was also adopted honoring Father Anselm (John) Zupka, O.S.B., on the 50th anniversary of his ordination, which will be celebrated at St. Charles Borromeo Church this week.
But the editor-in-chief of Breitbart, told Politico that the site's coverage of Sherman was not driven by anything other than the news value of reporting on his book, and was not a result of any co-ordination by Bannon.
Vasek said the 2010 threat kept him quiet for years until he was called to a meeting with Hoeppner this past March and told his pastor no longer supported his ordination.
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Definition of ordination for English Language Learners
: the official act or process of making someone a priest, minister, etc.
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