ordination

[ awr-dn-ey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɔr dnˈeɪ ʃən /

noun

Ecclesiastical. the act or ceremony of ordaining.
the fact or state of being ordained.
a decreeing.
the act of arranging.
the resulting state; disposition; arrangement.

Origin of ordination

1350–1400; Middle English ordinacioun < Late Latin ōrdinātiō ordainment, Latin: a putting in order, appointment, equivalent to ōrdinā(re) to order, arrange (derivative of ōrdō, stem ōrdin-, order) + -tiō -tion

Related forms

non·or·di·na·tion, nounpost·or·di·na·tion, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-ordination

ordination

/ (ˌɔːdɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun

  1. the act of conferring holy orders
  2. the reception of holy orders
the condition of being ordained or regulated
an arrangement or order
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