What does the word ordination mean?

Usage examples for ordination

  1. 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. by Diocese Of Connecticut
  2. 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 by Robert E. Knowles