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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•dainɔrˈdeɪn(v.t.)

  1. to invest with ministerial or sacerdotal functions; confer holy orders upon.

    Category: Religion

  2. to enact or establish by law, edict, etc.

  3. to decree; give orders for.

  4. (of God, fate, etc.) to destine or predestine.

  5. Archaic.to select for or appoint to an office.

  6. (v.i.)to order or command.

Origin of ordain:

1250–1300; ME < OF ordener < L ordināre to order, arrange, appoint. See ordination

or•dain′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ordainer(noun)

    a cleric who ordains; a cleric who admits someone to holy orders

Wiktionary

  1. ordainer(Noun)

    A person (usually a clergyman) who ordains.

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