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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.

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

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]
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
Translations
رَسامَه الكاهِن، سِيامَة الكاهِن
ordinationpræstevielse
vígsla
ordinācija, iesvētīšana par garīdznieku
atama/kutsama töreni

ordination

[ˌɔːdɪˈneɪʃən] N (Rel) → ordenación f

ordination

[ˌɔːrdɪˈneɪʃən] nordination f

ordination

nOrdination f

ordination

[ˌɔːdɪˈneɪʃn] n (Rel) → ordinazione f

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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