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ordination:

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in religion, term used to designate the clergy of Protestant churches, particularly those who repudiate the claims of apostolic succession. The ceremony by which the candidate receives the office of a minister is called ordination.
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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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ordination

a. the act of conferring holy orders
b. the reception of holy orders
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Years of tears and days of toil, Are now but fears and tyrants spoil, Ordainment has surely come to pass, But endure alone one must this farce.
Gallagher, the Church of the Resurrection board president who aspires to ordainment, said she delights in being part of a church where gays and lesbians are embraced for their gifts of time and money, not their sexual orientation.
and We sent down iron (16)), as well as the Qur'an itself: Indeed We sent it down on the Night of Ordainment.