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Noun: ordination  ,or-du'ney-shun
  1. The status of being ordained to a sacred office
  2. Logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
    - ordering, order
  3. The act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders
    "the rabbi's family was present for his ordination";
    - ordinance

Derived forms: ordinations

Type of: appointment, arrangement, assignment, designation, naming, position, status

Part of: holy order

Encyclopedia: Ordination