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English noun: ordination

1. ordination (state) the status of being ordained to a sacred office


Broader (hypernym)position, status

2. ordination (group) logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements


SamplesWe shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation.


Synonymsorder, ordering


Broader (hypernym)arrangement


Narrower (hyponym)bacteria order, genetic code, genome, series, word order

3. ordination (act) the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders


SamplesThe rabbi's family was present for his ordination.


Synonymsordinance


Broader (hypernym)appointment, assignment, designation, naming


Narrower (hyponym)laying on of hands


Part meronymholy order









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