Definitions

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  • v. To ordain (a church official) again.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To ordain again, as when the first ordination is considered defective.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To ordain again, as when the first ordination is defective or otherwise invalid.

Etymologies

re- +‎ ordain (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At the same time, though, a monk who deliberately ends the life of a patient, even from compassionate motives, is expelled from the monkhood and can never reordain in this life, so there's no room for euthanasia or assisted suicide.

    Educating Compassion by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

  • The Greeks always reordain, and those Orthodox jurisdictions in America which either stemmed from an Eastern Catholic Church (e.g., the American Carpatho-Russian Greek Catholic Orthodox Church) or drew much of their lay membership from one (e.g., the Ukrainian Orthodox Church) never reordain.

    For those in "ecclesial communities"

  • The office of the Queen Ge-keah-sau-sa, of fort Gau-strau-yea, for several hundred years (it is said by the Senecas about six hundred years ago she evacuated the fort), the Iroquois did not reordain, for the reason, as it is alleged by them, that the female is the weaker sex of humanity.

    Legends, Traditions, and Laws of the Iroquois, or Six Nations, and History of the Tuscarora Indians

  • Phillips 'order "does not order the military to redesign its barracks, to retool its pay scales or benefits, to reordain its chaplains, to rewrite its already extensive anti-harassment or' dignity and respect '"rules, or anything else," they said.

    Log Cabin Republicans Push Supreme Court To Vacate Stay On DADT Repeal

  • Calendar Number 26,785, by Councilmember Head – “An Ordinance to amend and reordain Article II of Chapter 138 of the Code of the City of New Orleans to update the City’s waste collection and disposal process; and to provide otherwise with respect thereto,” has been deferred to January 21, 2008.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • We rebaptize the candidate on the same principle that we reordain the man who baptized him when he, as a Gospel minister, seeks a place in our pulpit -- not because we doubt his essential knowledge of the Bible doctrine of salvation, but to find out if his knowledge and belief as a whole correspond to the doctrines of grace as the Baptists see them -- to preserve that unity of faith and practice commanded by the Holy Spirit.

    Once a Methodist; Now a Baptist. Why?

  • Holy orders may perish through heresy or schism, so they generally reordain converts (the Russian Church has officially refused to do this, Fortescue, op. cit.,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • Phillips' order "does not order the military to redesign its barracks, to retool its pay scales or benefits, to reordain its chaplains, to rewrite its already extensive anti-harassment or 'dignity and respect'" rules, or anything else," they said.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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