All Verb Noun
1,296 examples (0.03 sec)
  • How all things are ordained by God and take place in his own time.
  • This position may be occupied by an ordained minister or a lay person.
  • Why did nature not ordain that one animal should not live by the death of another? Cited from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete
  • God ordains nothing that is not for good, therefore you cannot be here with any evil purpose! Cited from The Life Everlasting, Marie Corelli
  • You will never see me again unless the gods ordain that you should come and find me. Cited from The Way of an Eagle, by Ethel M. Dell
  • She was probably the first American woman to become fully ordained.
  • In some traditions women may be ordained to the same orders as men.
  • He became a priest only when one of his uncles ordained him after private studies.
  • The rest the gods must ordain -- what must and shall become of us. Cited from The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1, by Rupert Hughes
  • All men ordained to this office are called for life.
  • If we all agree that there is such a one, why not ordain him? Cited from Life of John Coleridge Patteson, by C. Yonge
  • However, while at the seminary he fell in love, and left without being ordained.
  • Each district is led by an elected district president, who must be an ordained clergyman.
  • Each council includes both women and men and lay (non-ordained) and ordained people.
  • There is no higher grade to which a bishop may be ordained.
  • He had been ordained priest only one day earlier.
  • However, the church allows those who were ordained against policy to continue in priesthood office.
  • Yet shadows can be made real property when authority so ordains. Cited from The Danger Mark, by Robert W. Chambers
  • He was not ordained a priest, however, until almost a decade later.
  • Bees make among them a king, and ordain among them common people. Cited from Mediaeval Lore, by Robert Steele
  • Next »

Meaning of ordain

  • verb Order by virtue of superior authority; decree
    The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews, the legislature enacted this law in 1985
  • verb Appoint to a clerical posts
    he was ordained in the Church
  • verb Invest with ministerial or priestly authority
    The minister was ordained only last month
  • verb Issue an order