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  • nounan installation
  • nouna system

synonyms for ordination

  • appointment
  • consecration
  • coronation
  • installation
  • investiture
  • naming
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How to use ordination in a sentence

He was two weeks away from ordination, his son said, when he decided he no longer wanted to be a priest.
JOSEPH SCHEIDLER, A MAJOR ARCHITECT OF THE ANTIABORTION MOVEMENT, DIES AT 93MATT SCHUDELJANUARY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
No period of preparation was necessary, at least in the beginning, for the ordination of an Aglipayan priest.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
There he saw the ceremony of ordination performed, and expressed warm approbation of the Anglican ritual.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
And the rejoicing thus variously represented is according to Divine ordination.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
He told me himself, that ever since his ordination he has assumed what he calls a priestly garb.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
His long vacations had ended, ordination was at hand, and his life-work would begin in the month of October.
THE ART OF DISAPPEARINGJOHN TALBOT SMITH
The University as a step to anything but ordination seemed, to this man of fixed ideas, a preface without a volume.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLESTHOMAS HARDY
No other intimation of God's concurrence is infallible—no call by a congregation, no ordination by a presbytery or by a bishop.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANSJAMES DENNEY
He's going to have to hint at the possibilities of close co-ordination and co-operation between members of his own species.
INDIRECTIONEVERETT B. COLE
A few weeks before his appointed ordination, young Gano joined the Southern army.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
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WORDS RELATED TO ORDINATION

  • allotment
  • approval
  • assigning
  • authorization
  • certification
  • choice
  • choosing
  • commissioning
  • delegation
  • deputation
  • designation
  • election
  • empowering
  • installation
  • naming
  • nomination
  • ordination
  • promotion
  • selection
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