major order


noun Roman Catholic Church.

the degree or grade of priesthood, diaconate, or subdiaconate.

Nearby words

  1. major key,
  2. major league,
  3. major medical,
  4. major mitchell,
  5. major mode,
  6. major orders,
  7. major party,
  8. major penalty,
  9. major piece,
  10. major planet

Compare minor order.

Origin of major order

First recorded in 1720–30

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