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Definition ceremony in which someone is officially declared a religious leader — such as a minister, priest, or rabbi
  • They say the Bible does not discuss ordination of women and that it is only out-dated custom that prevents it.
  • Her extended family attended the ordination.
  • ordination = ceremony in which someone is officially declared a religious leader
  • Eastern-Rite Catholic priests may marry before their ordination.
  • "Of the two, reverend sir," said the voice like the deacon's, "I had rather miss an ordination dinner than to-night's meeting."
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • ordination = ceremony in which one is officially declared a priest or other religious leader
  • I cannot call it ordained of God: I can't get that far.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • To them, and not to us, perhaps, is the future ordained.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • McGurk Institute simply must get in on this co-ordination, which I regard as one of the greatest advances in thinking that has ever been made.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Oh, what deeds He had ordained!
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Absalom Jones, born a slave in 1746 and freed in 1784, was the first African-American to be ordained an Episcopal priest.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • They talked now of his ordination, of how he could get Jefferson as his call.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • And that was ordained, I guess is the word for it, on the night Sorcha sacrificed herself.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Lopsang Jangbu's father, Ngawang Sya Kya-an ordained lama-burned juniper incense and chanted Buddhist scripture beneath a metallic gray sky.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • An act, ordained, foreseen, inevitable as this very moment, a channel of expertness, imbued for ages, reiterated for ages, familiar as breath.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • In fact, the patient's death had been ordained irrevocably.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • But hard fate had ordained that he should be unable to call up this Divine spirit in his need.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • So much the worse, or rather, so much the better; it has been so ordained that he may have none to weep his fate.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Bob, being of a sect which did not require ordination, had made himself chaplain as well as medical officer simply by starting to hold meetings.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Marriages can be performed by any ordained minister.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Alan, Jase, and Willie are ordained ministers and attended seminary at White's Ferry Road Church.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • He took his Franciscan vows in 1961 and was ordained as a priest in 1970.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II

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