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Definition of "ordained" []

  • Established by authority. (adjective)
  • Admitted to the ministry of the church. (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of ordain. (verb)

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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."