Definitions for ordain

Definitions for (verb) ordain

Main entry: ordain

Definition: issue an order

Main entry: consecrate, ordain, order, ordinate

Definition: appoint to a clerical posts

Usage: he was ordained in the Church

Main entry: ordain

Definition: invest with ministerial or priestly authority

Usage: The minister was ordained only last month

Main entry: ordain, enact

Definition: order by virtue of superior authority; decree

Usage: The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews; the legislature enacted this law in 1985

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