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Ordain

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(1):

(v. t.) To regulate, or establish, by appointment, decree, or law; to constitute; to decree; to appoint; to institute.

(2):

(v. t.) To invest with ministerial or sacerdotal functions; to introduce into the office of the Christian ministry, by the laying on of hands, or other forms; to set apart by the ceremony of ordination.

(3):

(v. t.) To set apart for an office; to appoint.

(4):

(v. t.) To set in order; to arrange according to rule; to regulate; to set; to establish.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Ordain'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/o/ordain.html. 1828.

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