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ORDA'IN, L. ordino, from ordo, order.

1. Properly, to set to establish in a particular office or order hence, to invest with a ministerial function or sacerdotal power to introduce and establish or settle in the pastoral office with the customary forms and solemnities as, to ordain a minister of the gospel. In America, men are ordained over a particular church and congregation, or as evangelists without the charge of a particular church, or as deacons in the episcopal church.
2. To appoint to decree.

Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month. 1 Kings 12 .

As many as were ordained to eternal life, believed.

Acts 13 .

3. To set to establish to institute to constitute.

Mulmutius ordained our laws.

4. To set apart for an office to appoint.

Jesus ordained twelve that they should be with him. Mark 3 .

5. To appoint to prepare.

For Tophet is ordained of old. Isaiah 30 .

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Entry for 'Ordain'. King James Dictionary.

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