Definitions for ordainɔrˈdeɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ordain, enact(verb)

    order by virtue of superior authority; decree

    "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"

  2. ordain, consecrate, ordinate, order(verb)

    appoint to a clerical posts

    "he was ordained in the Church"

  3. ordain(verb)

    invest with ministerial or priestly authority

    "The minister was ordained only last month"

  4. ordain(verb)

    issue an order


  1. ordain(Verb)

    to prearrange unalterably

  2. ordain(Verb)

    to decree

  3. ordain(Verb)

    to admit into the ministry of the Christian church

  4. ordain(Verb)

    to authorize as a rabbi

  5. ordain(Verb)

    to predestine

Anagrams for ordain »

  1. Dorian, draino, inroad, radion, Rodina

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