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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.


SynonymsOrder


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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