ordination

Part of speech: noun

The act of ordaining; consecration to the ministry; regulation; determination; order.

Part of speech: noun

Ordinance.

Part of speech: noun

Arrangement in order; disposition; array.

Part of speech: noun

Natural or proper order; coordination.

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Usage examples "ordination":

  1. It is perfectly clear that Thomas Sackville had, in the first place, a poetical eye to see, within as well as without, the objects of poetical presentment; in the second place, a poetical vocabulary in which to clothe the results of his seeing; and in the third place, a poetical ear by aid of which to arrange his language in the musical co- ordination necessary to poetry. - "A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature", George Saintsbury.
  2. On the second Sunday after his ordination, in fulfilment of a promise which he had made, the Rev. - "Report Of Commemorative Services With The Sermons And Addresses At The Seabury Centenary, 1883-1885.", Diocese Of Connecticut.
  3. The ordeal was painful beyond words to me- but it was over, and Angus sat in the front pew with the other four, awaiting ordination to their sacred office. - "St. Cuthbert's", Robert E. Knowles.