Definition of Ordained in English :

Define Ordained in English

Ordained meaning in English

Meaning of Ordained in English

Pronunciation of Ordained in English

Ordained pronunciation in English

Pronounce Ordained in English


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1. appointed, decreed, ordained, prescribed

fixed or established especially by order or command

Example Sentences:
'at the time appointed (or the appointed time'

2. ordained

invested with ministerial or priestly functions

Example Sentences:
'an ordained priest'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (transitive)
to consecrate (someone) as a priest; confer holy orders upon
2. (may take a clause as object)
to decree, appoint, or predestine irrevocably
3. (may take a clause as object)
to order, establish, or enact with authority
4. obsolete
to select for an office

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verb transitive
1.  Obsolete
to put in order; arrange; prepare
to decree; order; establish; enact
to predetermine; predestine
to invest with the functions or office of a minister, priest, or rabbi
verb intransitive
to command; decree

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tr.v. or·dained, or·dain·ing, or·dains
a. To invest with ministerial or priestly authority; confer holy orders on: ordain a priest.
b. To authorize as a rabbi.
2. To order or decree by virtue of superior authority: The management ordained that business attire should be worn in the office at all times.
3. To prearrange unalterably; predestine: events that were ordained by fate.

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