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Webster 1913 Edition


Ordination

Orˊdi-na′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
ordinatio
: cf. F.
ordination
.]
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.
[R.]
Angle of ordination
(Geom.)
,
the angle between the axes of coordinates.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ordination

ORDINA'TION

,
Noun.
[L. ordinatio.]
1.
The state of being ordained or appointed; established order or tendency consequent on a decree.
Virtue and vice have a natural ordination to the happiness and misery of life respectively.
2.
The act of conferring holy orders or sacerdotal power; called also consecration.
3.
In the presbyterian and congregational churches, the act of settling or establishing a licensed cleryman over a church and congregation with pastoral charge and authority; also, the act of conferring on a clergyman the powers of a settled minister of the gospel, without the charge or oversight of a particular church, but with the general powers of an evangelist, who is authorized to form churches and administer the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's supper, wherever he may be called to officiate.

Definition 2022


ordination

ordination

English

Noun

ordination (plural ordinations)

  1. The act of ordaining or the state of being ordained.
  2. (Christianity) The ceremony in which a priest is consecrated, considered a sacrament in the Catholic and Orthodox churches.

Translations


French

Noun

ordination f (plural ordinations)

  1. ordination