[ 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.



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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. 2020