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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.


Broader (hypernym)appointment, assignment, designation, naming

Narrower (hyponym)laying on of hands

Part meronymholy order

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