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English noun: Holy Order

1. Holy Order (state) (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy

SamplesTheologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate Order.


Broader (hypernym)position, status

Narrower (hyponym)acolyte, anagnost, deacon, doorkeeper, exorcist, lector, ostiarius, ostiary, priest, reader, subdeacon

2. holy order (act) the sacrament of ordination

Broader (hypernym)sacrament

Part holonymordinance, ordination

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