Holy-orders meaning

Holy orders is defined as the ordination of Christian clergy, specifically when someone is ordained as a deacon, priest or bishop.

The Christian sacrament of someone becoming a priest is an example of receiving holy orders.

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The ranks or grades of Christian ordination; specif., in the Roman Catholic Church, those of bishop, priest, or deacon.
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take holy orders
  • to receive Christian ordination
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