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Definition of holy orders noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

holy orders

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BrE BrE//ˌhəʊli ˈɔːdəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhoʊli ˈɔːrdərz//
 
[plural]
 
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the official position of being a priest to take holy orders (= to become a priest)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: holy orders

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