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- 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.
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- n. a cleric who ordains; a cleric who admits someone to holy orders
The ordainer is the divine wisdom; and the executrix, or performer, is the divine power, which the will of God employs through an inclination of goodness, according to the most equitable prescript of his wisdom.
Bhikshuni Jampa Tsedroen: Of the two methods of bhikshuni ordination recommended, if it is by a single sangha, this would be valid and the ordainer bhikshus would only incur a minor infraction.
It is not the ideal method, but the infraction involved for the ordainer bhikshus is minor.
Nor was it contrary to chastity that Osee was commanded to take an adulteress, because God Himself is the ordainer of human generation, and the right manner of intercourse with woman is that which He appoints.
Living within the same sangha community as the ordination candidates, such ordainer bhikshunis would be better able to evaluate the readiness of these candidates to take bhikshuni ordination and would be better able to serve as ongoing personal mentors.
If dual sangha ordination is instituted by including in the ordainer assembly bhikshunis holding Dharmagupta ordination, but who have been following the Tibetan traditions of practice and study similar to those of the Mulasarvastivada bhikshus, there would be an additional advantage.
He is the Creator and the ordainer: he is the Lord possessed of puissance, with faces turned in all directions.
He is always the great dispenser and ordainer in the matter of the happiness and sorrow of all living creatures.
I shall now cite another authority, depending upon that was declared by the ordainer himself, and established in the Vedas.
He is the ordainer of the ends that are attained to by persons acquainted with and observant of scriptural and other duties.