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ˌɔr dnˈeɪ ʃənor·di·na·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ordinationnoun

    the status of being ordained to a sacred office

  2. ordering, order, ordinationnoun

    logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements

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

  3. ordination, ordinancenoun

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

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


  1. ordinationnoun

    The act of ordaining or the state of being ordained.

  2. ordinationnoun

    The ceremony in which a priest is consecrated.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ordinationnoun

    Etymology: ordinatio, Lat. from ordinate.

    Virtue and vice have a natural ordination to the happiness and misery of life respectively. John Norris.

    Though ordained by Arian bishops, his ordination was never questioned. Edward Stillingfleet.

    St. Paul looks upon Titus as advanced to the dignity of a prime ruler of the church, and entrusted with a large diocese under the immediate government of their respective elders; and those deriving authority from his ordination. South.


  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.

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  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

Examples of ordination in a Sentence

  1. Guy Platten:

    Without co-ordination and consistency, shipowners will be placed in a no-win situation.

  2. Pope Francis:

    Its fundamental that there is no certainty that there was an ordination with the same formula, with the same goal, as the male ordination.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Guy Platten:

    I am sure there will be pockets (of non-compliance) initially, without co-ordination and consistency, shipowners will be placed in a no-win situation.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. butch
    • B. eminent
    • C. occlusive
    • D. proprietary

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