Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Ecclesiastical A person who is a candidate for ordination.

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  • n. A candidate for ordination

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One about to be ordained.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One about to be ordained or to receive orders.

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

  • n. a person being ordained

Etymologies

From Latin ōrdinandus, gerundive of ōrdināre, to set in place, appoint; see ordinate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The deliverance ministry has grown considerably in England, in recent decades, both among laity (as in the deliverance ministry support group I belong to, in my diocese) and among clergy (dioceses now have deliverance teams, and deliverance training, I understand, is returning to ordinand training programmes).

    Devilish deception « Anglican Samizdat

  • For others such as Kat Campion-Spall – a 33-year-old ordinand who will be priested this September and who has argued for the Code of Practice at Synod – the issue is one of the church's credibility.

    Should women ever be bishops?

  • What then worst for you, who then of it fishery ordinand.

    Berkeley Stations

  • The other ordinand, Deacon Eloi Gillet, will be serving with the Missionary Society of Divine Mercy, which runs the personal parish for the TLM in the same diocese St. Francois de Paule.

    Of note from Frejus-Toulon

  • This sets a fascinating precedent: a resurgence of the Latin liturgyical tradition controlled by the ordinand.

    Of note from Frejus-Toulon

  • The youngest ordinand in the class is 25; the oldest, 66.

    Ethnic diversity apparent in new priests ordination class | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • All are seated except the ordinand, who stands before the Bishop.

    Continuity and Fidelity

  • The ringleader was taken prisoner, an ordinand by the rank of captain and the name of Beron.

    Spirit Gate

  • You're thinking he rules with the tight hand of an ordinand, sword or spear at the ready, Kotaru's Thunder well in his grip.

    Spirit Gate

  • "A border captain named Beron, a holy ordinand in the service of the Thunderer."

    Spirit Gate

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