noun, Roman Catholic Church. 1. the degree or grade of priesthood, diaconate, or subdiaconate.
noun 1. a political party with enough electoral strength to periodically gain control of the government or to effectively oppose the party in power.
noun, Ice Hockey. 1. a penalty consisting of the removal of a player for five minutes from play, no substitute for the player being permitted.
noun, Chess. 1. a queen or rook.