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Definition of Ordain


  1. To set in order; to arrange according to rule; to regulate; to set; to establish.
  2. To regulate, or establish, by appointment, decree, or law; to constitute; to decree; to appoint; to institute.
  3. To set apart for an office; to appoint.
  4. To invest with ministerial or sacerdotal functions; to introduce into the office of the Christian ministry, by the laying on of hands, or other forms; to set apart by the ceremony of ordination.

Ordain Translations

ordain in Dutch is bestemmen, uittrekken
ordain in French is destiner
ordain in German is ordinieren, bestimmen
ordain in Latin is scisco, volo, monstro
ordain in Spanish is ordenar