ordinand

[ awr-dn-and ]
/ ˈɔr dnˌænd /

noun

Ecclesiastical. a candidate for ordination.

Nearby words

  1. ordinal,
  2. ordinal number,
  3. ordinal numbers,
  4. ordinal scale,
  5. ordinance,
  6. ordinariate,
  7. ordinarily,
  8. ordinary,
  9. ordinary differential equation,
  10. ordinary grade

Origin of ordinand

1835–45; < Late Latin ordinandus, gerundive of ordināre to ordain

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British Dictionary definitions for ordinand

ordinand

/ (ˈɔːdɪˌnænd) /

noun

Christianity a candidate for ordination
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