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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ORDINATION

Then they had gone back to their places to await the ordination.

There, indeed, lay Clarimonde, even as I had seen her at the church on the day of my ordination.

We ought to study adaptation in the selection and ordination of ruling them.

His colleague Mr. Gannett was gone to an Ordination at Buffalo.

At the close of the ordination the blessing from the new priest began.

Long afterward she recognized how deeply the ordination had affected her.

The word 'ordination' does not occur in the passage in question.

Doane's Ordination sermon, 1833, admirable,—Wrote some thoughts.

It may be the ordination of the Unknown that I should Pass before he arrives.

They are ordained of God because they arrange the ordination.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "the act of conferring holy orders," from Old French ordinacion (12c.) or directly from Latin ordinationem (nominative ordinatio) "a setting in order, ordinance," noun of action from past participle stem of ordinare "arrange" (see ordain).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ORDINATION

appointment

nounassignment of responsibility
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