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