Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ordain.(verb)
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Use "ordains" in a sentence
"Note the same Lord Christ "ordains" the ordinances in the Old and in the New Testaments (Mt 10: 10; Lu 10: 7)."
"If he "ordains" women, he has no more power to make them into priests than if he were to "ordain" a dog or a rock to the "priesthood" -- notwithstanding that he DOES have the power to ordain Catholic MEN."
"- it grieves me to speak of it in this unseamanlike way, but in these canoes both ends are alike, and chance alone ordains which is bow and which is stern -- stands Pierre, the first officer, also steering; the paddles used are all of the long-handled, leaf-shaped Igalwa type."