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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Ecclesiastical The sacrament or rite of ordination. Often used in the plural.
  • n. Ecclesiastical The rank of an ordained Christian minister or priest. Often used in the plural.
  • n. Ecclesiastical See major order.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy
  • n. the sacrament of ordination

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