present participle of ordain

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1 to determine the fate of in advance
  • he is stoic in the face of adversity, bolstered by his faith that everything in life has been ordained by a higher power

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2 to request the doing of by virtue of one's authority
  • a new bill that would ordain the funding of public schools through state lottery revenues

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3 to put into effect through legislative or authoritative action
  • the founders of the African republic ordained a form of government that was closely modeled on that of the United States

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