Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person (usually a clergyman) who ordains.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who ordains.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who ordains.
  • n. One who decrees; especially, one of a body of bishops, earls, and barons, in the reign of Edward II., in 1310, whom the king was obliged to invest with authority to enact ordinances for the government of the kingdom, the regulation of the king's household, etc.
  • n. One who institutes, founds, or creates.
  • n. One who appoints to office, especially one who confers holy orders; one who invests another with ministerial or sacerdotal functions.

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

  • n. a cleric who ordains; a cleric who admits someone to holy orders

Etymologies

ordain +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.