ordain

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English - English
to admit into the ministry of the Christian church
to decree
to authorize as a rabbi
to predestine
to prearrange unalterably
{v} to appoint, establish, settle, invest
issue an order
{f} empower to function in a religious office; determine law, establish order; destine, set apart for a particular purpose or function; command
To set apart for an office; to appoint
To invest with ministerial or sacerdotal functions; to introduce into the office of the Christian ministry, by the laying on of hands, or other forms; to set apart by the ceremony of ordination
If some authority or power ordains something, they decide that it should happen or be in existence. Nehru ordained that socialism should rule His rule was ordained by heaven The recession may already be severe enough to ordain structural change. = decree
issue an order appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church" invest with ministerial or priestly authority; "The minister was ordained only last month" order by virtue of superior authority; decree; "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985
appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"
To set in order; to arrange according to rule; to regulate; to set; to establish
When someone is ordained, they are made a member of the clergy in a religious ceremony. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1982 Women have been ordained for many years in the Church of Scotland He ordained his own priests, and threatened to ordain bishops
order by virtue of superior authority; decree; "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985
To regulate, or establish, by appointment, decree, or law; to constitute; to decree; to appoint; to institute
invest with ministerial or priestly authority; "The minister was ordained only last month"
issue an order appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"
ordained
Simple past tense and past participle of ordain
ordained
Established by authority
ordainer
A person (usually a clergyman) who ordains
ordained
past of ordain
ordained
invested with ministerial or priestly functions; "an ordained priest"
ordained
invested with ministerial or priestly functions; "an ordained priest
ordained
{s} empowered to function in a religious office; destined, set apart for a particular purpose or function; commanded
ordained
fixed or established especially by order or command; "at the time appointed (or the appointed time")
ordained
Admitted to the ministry of the church
ordainer
One who ordains
ordainer
a cleric who ordains; a cleric who admits someone to holy orders
ordaining
present participle of ordain
ordains
third-person singular of ordain
ordain
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