Definition of ordination noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɔːdɪˈneɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːrdnˈeɪʃn//
[uncountable, countable] Religious ceremonies
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the act or ceremony of making somebody a priest, minister or rabbi see also ordain See related entries: Religious ceremonies Word Originlate Middle English (in the general sense ‘arrangement in order’): from Latin ordinatio(n-), from Latin ordinare ‘put in order’, from ordo, ordin- ‘row, series, rank’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ordination