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ORDAINED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ordained mean? 

ORDAINED (adjective)
  The adjective ORDAINED has 2 senses:

1. fixed or established especially by order or command
2. invested with ministerial or priestly functions

  Familiarity information: ORDAINED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ORDAINED (adjective)


Sense 1ordained [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fixed or established especially by order or command

Synonyms:

decreed; ordained; prescribed; appointed

Context example:

at the time appointed (or the appointed time

Similar:

settled (established or decided beyond dispute or doubt)


Sense 2ordained [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Invested with ministerial or priestly functions

Context example:

an ordained priest

Similar:

consecrate; consecrated; dedicated (solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose)


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