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Adjective: ordained  or'deynd
  1. Fixed or established especially by order or command
    "at the time ordained";
    - appointed, decreed, prescribed
  2. Invested with ministerial or priestly functions
    "an ordained priest"
Verb: ordain  or'deyn
  1. Order by virtue of superior authority; decree
    "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews";
    - enact
  2. Appoint to a clerical post
    "he was ordained in the Church";
    - consecrate, ordinate, order
  3. Invest with ministerial or priestly authority
    "The minister was ordained only last month"
  4. Issue an order

See also: consecrate, consecrated, dedicated, settled

Type of: decree, enthrone, invest, vest

Encyclopedia: Ordained

Ordain, Ordination