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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who ordains.
  • noun 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.
  • noun One who institutes, founds, or creates.
  • noun One who appoints to office, especially one who confers holy orders; one who invests another with ministerial or sacerdotal functions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who ordains.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a cleric who ordains; a cleric who admits someone to holy orders

Etymologies

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ordain +‎ -er

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