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  Definition of ordain
  1. issue an order
  2. appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"
  3. invest with ministerial or priestly authority; "The minister was ordained only last month"
  4. order by virtue of superior authority; decree; "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"
Similar Words: consecrate, ordinate, order, enact

 

Hyponyms: predestine, will, destine, fate, doom, designate, reenact, legislate, pass

 

Derivational Morphology: ordinance, club, society, guild, gild, lodge, order, consecration, ordainer, ordination, enactment, passage

 

Anagrams: inroad, Dorian

 

 
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