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or·di·na·tion

 (ôr′dn-ā′shən)
n.
1. The act of ordaining or the state of being ordained.
2. Ecclesiastical The ceremony of consecration to the ministry.
3. An arrangement or ordering.
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ordination

(ˌɔːdɪˈneɪʃən)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. the act of conferring holy orders
b. the reception of holy orders
2. the condition of being ordained or regulated
3. an arrangement or order
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or•di•na•tion

(ˌɔr dnˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act or ceremony of ordaining as a priest, minister, etc.
2. the fact or state of being ordained.
3. a decreeing.
4. the act of arranging.
5. the resulting state; disposition; arrangement.
[1350–1400; Middle English ordinacioun < Late Latin ōrdinātiō ordainment, Latin: a putting in order, appointment =ōrdinā(re) to order, arrange (derivative of ōrdō, s. ōrdin-, order) + -tiō -tion]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ordination - the status of being ordained to a sacred officeordination - the status of being ordained to a sacred office
status, position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
2.ordination - logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements; "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation"
bacteria order - an order of bacteria
word order - the order of words in a text
arrangement - an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging; "a flower arrangement"
genetic code - the ordering of nucleotides in DNA molecules that carries the genetic information in living cells
genome - the ordering of genes in a haploid set of chromosomes of a particular organism; the full DNA sequence of an organism; "the human genome contains approximately three billion chemical base pairs"
series - similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"
3.ordination - the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders; "the rabbi's family was present for his ordination"
appointment, designation, naming, assignment - the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
laying on of hands - laying hands on a person's head to invoke spiritual blessing in Christian ordination
holy order - the sacrament of ordination
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Translations
رَسامَه الكاهِن، سِيامَة الكاهِن
ordinationpræstevielse
vígsla
ordinācija, iesvētīšana par garīdznieku
atama/kutsama töreni

ordination

[ˌɔːdɪˈneɪʃən] N (Rel) → ordenación f
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ordination

[ˌɔːrdɪˈneɪʃən] nordination f
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ordination

nOrdination f
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ordination

[ˌɔːdɪˈneɪʃn] n (Rel) → ordinazione f
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ordination

(oːdiˈneiʃən) noun
the act of making (a person) a priest, minister etc, or the ceremony at which this is done.
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