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ordination

noun

  1. (status)  the status of being ordained to a sacred office
    Type of: status
  2. (arrangement)  logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
    Synonyms: order, ordering. Type of: arrangement
  3. (appointment)  the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders
    Synonyms: ordinance, ord. [abbreviation]. Type of: appointment. Part of: holy order

Etymology summary

"the act of conferring holy orders", from Middle French ordinacion (12th...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Ordination

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 ... (40 of 4490 words, 7 images)

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Ordination (disambiguation)

can refer to: Ordination, the process of ordaining clergy. | Ordination (statistics), a multivariate statistical analysis procedure. | Ordination of women (19 of 64 words, 3 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

ordination [religion]

in Christian churches, a rite for the dedication and commissioning of ministers. The essential ceremony consists of the laying of hands of the ... (23 of 341 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

ordination

the act of conferring holy orders | the reception of holy orders | the condition of being ordained or regulated | an arrangement or order (22 of 409 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ordination

Oxford Dictionary:

ordination

the action of ordaining someone in holy orders | a ceremony in which someone is ordained | [ecology] : a statistical technique in which data from a ... (25 of 110 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ordination

Merriam-Webster:

ordination

the act or an instance of ordaining; the state of being ordained (12 of 55 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ordination

Macmillan British Dictionary:

ordination [countable/uncountable] | ordinations [plural]

the process or religious ceremony by which someone is officially made a priest, minister, or rabbi (16 of 41 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/ordination

Random House Dictionary:

ordination

[ecclesiastical] the act or ceremony of ordaining. | the fact or state of being ordained. | a decreeing. | the act of arranging. | the resulting ... (22 of 34 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

ordination

The act of ordaining or the state of being ordained. | [ecclesiastical] The ceremony of consecration to the ministry. | An arrangement or ordering. (22 of 25 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

ordination

the act of ordaining | a being ordained, as to the religious ministry (12 of 25 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

ordination | ordinations [plural]

The act of ordaining or the state of being ordained. | The ceremony in which a priest is consecrated. (18 of 22 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ordination

Cambridge Dictionary:

ordination

the act or ceremony of making someone a priest or other religious leader (13 of 20 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/ordination

Columbia Encyclopedia:

ordination

see ministry; orders, holy. (4 of 6 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

ordination | ordinations [plural]

an official investiture as a Christian priest or minister, or as a rabbi, or a ceremony during which somebody is consecrated as a priest, minister, or ... (26 of 56 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684798​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

ordination

First use: early 15th century

Origin: "the act of conferring holy orders", from Middle French ordinacion (12th century), from Latin ordinationem (nominative ordinatio) ... (20 of 32 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

ordination

Origin: late Middle English (in the general sense "arrangement in order"): from Latin ordinatio(n-), from Latin ordinare "put in order" (see "ordain")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ordination

New World Dictionary:

ordination

Origin: Middle English ordinacioun from Latin ordinatio from ordinare: see "ordain"

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Encarta Dictionary:

ordination | ordinations [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Directly or via French from Latin ordination- from ordinare

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

ordination

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ordination"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

ordination [countable/uncountable] | ordinations [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "ordination"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/ordination

Macmillan British Dictionary:

ordination [countable/uncountable] | ordinations [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "ordination"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

ordination

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "ordination"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "ordination"

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the Free Dictionary:

ordination

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "ordination"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "ordination"

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Google Dictionary:

ordination | ordinations [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "ordination"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

ordination

Audio: North American pronunciation of "ordination"

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YourDictionary Audio:

ordination

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ordination" by speech synthesizer

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