|Origin:||ordener, from Latin ordinare 'to put in order', from ordo; ORDER1|
Related topics: Religion
to officially make someone a priest or religious leader [↪ ordination]:
Desmond Tutu was ordained in 1960.
ordain somebody (as) something
The church voted to allow women to be ordained as priests.
to order that something should happen
The King ordained that deer should not be hunted without a royal licence.