ordination definition by Webster's New World
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- the act of ordaining
- a being ordained, as to the religious ministry
Origin: Middle English ordinacioun ; from Classical Latin ordinatio ; from ordinare: see ordain
ordination definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act of ordaining or the state of being ordained.
- Ecclesiastical The ceremony of consecration to the ministry.
- An arrangement or ordering.