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ordained

[ awr-deynd ]
/ ɔrˈdeɪnd /
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adjective
having been invested with ministerial, priestly, or rabbinical functions:Today’s lecturer is an ordained rabbi and a Talmudic scholar.
having been decreed, appointed, or formally established by some authority:If questioned, I will invoke my constitutionally ordained right to avoid incriminating myself.
having been destined or predestined:Cortez believed himself the ordained conqueror of the Aztec Empire.
noun
Usually the ordained . a person or persons who have been invested with ministerial, priestly, or rabbinical functions, or the category of those so invested:Christian leaders, especially the ordained, are expected to reflect and model the faith which they profess and teach.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ordained

self-or·dained, adjectiveun·or·dained, adjective
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