Origin of ordination
- the act of conferring holy orders
- the reception of holy orders
- the condition of being ordained or regulated
- an arrangement or order
early 15c., "the act of conferring holy orders," from Old French ordinacion (12c.) or directly from Latin ordinationem (nominative ordinatio) "a setting in order, ordinance," noun of action from past participle stem of ordinare "arrange" (see ordain).