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Pronunciation: [ˌɔːdɪnˈe͡ɪʃən] (IPA)

Ordination is the act or process of admitting someone to a religious order or position. There are several synonyms for this word, including consecration, initiation, induction, investiture, and installation. Each of these words reflects a different aspect of the ordination process. Consecration refers to setting someone or something apart as holy. Initiation suggests the beginning of a new phase or state. Induction refers to being brought into a group or organization. Investiture involves the conferring of authority and power. Finally, installation suggests formally placing someone in a specific role or position. All of these synonyms capture the significance and importance of ordination in the religious world.

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Usage examples for Ordination

It was she, for instance-when I could not afford to buy myself a gown for ordination-who started the notion of a subscription in the family.
"Hetty Wesley"
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The power of co-ordination was very much affected from the first setting in of other symptoms.
"On Snake-Poison: its Action and its Antidote"
A. Mueller
After receiving ordination in the Church of Rome he relinquished that faith and fled to Switzerland in 1557. He subsequently came to England and served Queen Elizabeth as a military engineer.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations"
Joseph Mazzini Wheeler

Famous quotes with Ordination

  • The fact that the church is convinced of not having the right to confer priestly ordination on women is now considered by some as irreconcilable with the European Constitution.
    Pope Benedict XVI
  • I think in my own country, at the way we've seen through the ordination of women to the priesthood, which I'm delighted about, and that will move on to another level before very long.
    George Carey
  • At the end of four years' time, at graduation, we were down to 12. At our reunion that we had several years ago, only 1 out of the 52 actually made it to ordination and priesthood. So there you go, there's your numbers.
    Peter Jurasik
  • So I was very close to ordination. I was delighted to be ordained a deacon, which is the last step between, before becoming a priest. But then it all fell apart.
    Thomas Keneally
  • My ordination in the Church of God in Christ was at age 9, and I later became a Baptist minister, which I am today.
    Al Sharpton

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