ordination

noun or·di·na·tion \ ˌȯr-də-ˈnā-shən \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of ordination

: the act or an instance of ordaining : the state of being ordained

Examples of ordination in a Sentence

  1. He is a candidate for ordination.

  2. After his ordination, he will be assigned to a local parish.

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First Known Use of ordination

14th century

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ORDINATION Defined for English Language Learners

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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