Ordination

Definition of Ordination

Or`di`na´tion
n.1.The act of ordaining, appointing, or setting apart; the state of being ordained, appointed, etc.
The holy and wise ordination of God.
- Jer. Taylor.
Virtue and vice have a natural ordination to the happiness and misery of life respectively.
- Norris.
2.(Eccl.) The act of setting apart to an office in the Christian ministry; the conferring of holy orders.
3.Disposition; arrangement; order.
Angle of ordination
(Geom.) the angle between the axes of coördinates.

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acceptance, adjustment, admission, admittance, apostolic orders, appointment, assignment, baptism, calling, canonization, charting, codification, commitment, conferment, consecration, coordination, dedication, designation, devotion, election, enlistment, enrollment, hallowing, harmonization, holy orders, immission, inauguration, induction, initiation, installation, instatement, institution, intromission, investiture, major orders, methodization, minor orders, naming, nomination, normalization, ordainment, orders, organization, planning, posting, preferment, presentation, rationalization, reading in, regularization, regulation, routinization, selection, systematization, tabbing, transferral
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