[ ree-awr-dn-ey-shuh n ]
/ ˌri ɔr dnˈeɪ ʃən /


a second ordination.
Roman Catholic Church. the ordination of a priest whose first orders have been held invalid.
Ecclesiastical. the second ordination of a priest whose first orders were received from another church.
the sacrament elevating a deacon, priest, or bishop to a higher grade or order.

Nearby words

  1. reoccurrence,
  2. reoffend,
  3. reopen,
  4. reopener,
  5. reorder,
  6. reorganization,
  7. reorganize,
  8. reorient,
  9. reorientation,
  10. reoviridae

Origin of reordination

First recorded in 1590–1600, reordination is from the Medieval Latin word reōrdinātiōn- (stem of reōrdinātiō). See re-, ordination Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019