Associations to the word «Ordained»


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

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats