Definition of "ordained" []

  • To consecrate (someone) as a priest; confer holy orders upon (verb)
  • To decree, appoint, or predestine irrevocably (verb)
  • To order, establish, or enact with authority (verb)
  • To select for an office (verb)
  • Established by authority. (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Admitted to the ministry of the church. (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of ordain. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "ordained" in a sentence
  • "The above reference, reader, _enjoins_ the _duty_ of two _relations_, which God ordained, but does not _abolish_ a third _relation_ which _God has ordained_; as the Scripture will prove, to which I have referred you, under the first reference made by my correspondent."
  • "The government proceeds directly from the people; is “ordained and established” in the name of the people; and is declared to be ordained, “in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, and secure the blessings of liberty to themselves and to their posterity."
  • "The description of "a calling" or "being called" to be ordained is moving."