- Roman Catholic Church. (formerly) a province in which the faithful of an Eastern rite were under the rule of a prelate of their rite who had no territorial jurisdiction.
Origin of ordinariate
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Examples from the Web for ordinariate
What magnificent men these priests of St. Stephen's and the Ordinariate!The Greater Love
George T. McCarthy