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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Issue an order; Appoint to a clerical posts; Invest with ministerial or priestly authority; Order by virtue of superior authority.

Usage examples (25)
  • In reference to the word ordain, we shall speak under the sixth proposition.
  • The word "ordain" -- then and now -- means "to order by virtue of superior authority," meaning "We the people" are the superior authority.
  • This is a problem because, apparently, the most moral human would never "ordain," say, the holocaust.
  • Even if a validly-ordained Catholic bishop imposed hands on a woman to "ordain" her a bishop, nothing would occur. for more
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