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[Lat. ordo,=rank], in Christianity, the traditional degrees of the clergy, conferred by the Sacrament of Holy Order. The episcopacy, priesthood or presbyterate, and diaconate were in general use in Christian churches in the 2d cent.
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RC Church an ecclesiastical title attached to certain offices or distinctions usually bestowed by the Pope
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Tu pourras, au moins, apprendre de [Tappi-Cesarini] les derniers developpements au sujet de l'eveque de Providence, Monsigneur Russell McVinney.
Monsigneur and Canasta are just two of the horses set to carry the Pitman flag against the best this winter, while the young trainer is also keen on Ever Blessed.
Monsigneur Ricardo Morgan, of Coulby Newham's St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, said: "The headteachers, teachers and governing body have to make a decision on what materials should be in school.