Definition of ordain verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


; ɔːrˈdeɪn
1 ordain somebody (as something)| ordain somebody + noun to make somebody a priest, minister or rabbiHe was ordained (as) a priest last year. see also ordination2 ordain something| ordain that… (formal) (of God, the law or fate) to order or command something; to decide something in advanceFate had ordained that they would never meet again.
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