from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. A series in which each term is greater than the preceding.
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The four statements are an ascending series (ouk eimi eleutheros; ouk eimi apostolos; ouchi Iēsoun ton kurion hēmōn heoraka; ou to ergon mou humeis este en kuriō), as is proved by the relation of the second to the first.
Then let there be a strict inter-connectedness of all these parochial congregations over the whole land by means of an ascending series of church-judicatories.