Associations to the word «Ordain»


ORDAIN, verb. To prearrange unalterably
ORDAIN, verb. To decree
ORDAIN, verb. To admit into the ministry of a religion, for example as a priest, bishop, minister or Buddhist monk.
ORDAIN, verb. To authorize as a rabbi
ORDAIN, verb. To predestine

Dictionary definition

ORDAIN, verb. Order by virtue of superior authority; decree; "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985".
ORDAIN, verb. Appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church".
ORDAIN, verb. Invest with ministerial or priestly authority; "The minister was ordained only last month".
ORDAIN, verb. Issue an order.

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle