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noun, plural or·di·nes [awr-dn-eez] /ˈɔr dnˌiz/.
  1. Roman Catholic Church. a booklet containing short and abbreviated directions for the contents of the office and Mass of each day in the year.
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Origin of ordo

1840–50; < Medieval Latin ōrdō, Latin: series, row, order
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Examples from the Web for ordines

Historical Examples

  • To the naturæ rationabiles, which have different species and ordines, human souls also belong.

    History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)

    Adolph Harnack

  • Entomologia Carniolica exhibens insecta Carnioli indigena et distributa in ordines, genera, species, varietates methodo Linneana.