What does ordination mean?

Definitions for ordinationˌɔr dnˈeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ordination(noun)

    the status of being ordained to a sacred office

  2. ordering, order, ordination(noun)

    logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements

    "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation"

  3. ordination, ordinance(noun)

    the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders

    "the rabbi's family was present for his ordination"


  1. ordination(Noun)

    The act of ordaining or the state of being ordained.

  2. ordination(Noun)

    The ceremony in which a priest is consecrated.


  1. Ordination

    Ordination is the process by which individuals are consecrated, that is, set apart as clergy to perform various religious rites and ceremonies. The process and ceremonies of ordination varies by religion and denomination. One who is in preparation for, or who is undergoing the process of ordination is sometimes called an ordinand. The liturgy used at an ordination is sometimes referred to as an ordinal.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ordination in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ordination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Dehlin:

    I was excommunicated because I was speaking openly on difficult issues like same-sex marriage and Joseph Smith's polygamy and women ordination in the church.

  2. Li Jianlin:

    Catholics are thrilled because this is the first time since the founding of Henan province that there has been an ordination ceremony recognized by both sides.

  3. American Christian Taylor:

    It was far from easy. The biggest thing was the timing, so it was repetition, repetition, it's a lot co-ordination. Timing and muscle development goes into it and in the 2013 world championships I didn't make the podium.

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