[awr-dn-ey-shuh n] /ˌɔr dnˈeɪ ʃən/

Ecclesiastical. the act or ceremony of .
the fact or state of being .
a decreeing.
the act of arranging.
the resulting state; disposition; arrangement.

the condition of being ordained or regulated
an arrangement or order

early 15c., “the act of conferring holy orders,” from Old French ordinacion (12c.) or directly from Latin ordinationem (nominative ordinatio) “a setting in order, ordinance,” noun of action from past participle stem of ordinare “arrange” (see ordain).


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