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Definition of 'ordain'


  1. order by virtue of superior authority; decree; "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"
       Synonyms: enact
  2. appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"
       Synonyms: consecrate ordinate order
  3. invest with ministerial or priestly authority; "The minister was ordained only last month"
  4. issue an order

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