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ordain

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Religion
ordainor‧dain /ɔːˈdeɪn $ ɔːr-/ verb [transitive]  1 RRto officially make someone a priest or religious leaderordination Desmond Tutu was ordained in 1960.ordain somebody (as) something The church voted to allow women to be ordained as priests.2 formalTELL/ORDER somebody TO DO something to order that something should happenordain that The King ordained that deer should not be hunted without a royal licence.
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ordainHe says that women are being conned into believing they will someday be ordained.King Henry VIII believed his role as ruler was ordained by God.Originally from Magheralin near Lurgan, he was ordained in 1947 and later ministered in Newry for 26 years.He was ordained in 1950 for Magheralin Parish, Co Down.Kahan was ordained in Brooklyn in 1938.Biscop Baducing was born into a noble family, then was ordained into the priesthood at the age of twenty-five.Their first choice was John Danforth of Missouri, an ordained Protestant minister.The last ordained rabbi who worked here left several years ago and has not been replaced.ordain thatAn Act of Parliament abolished the very surname and ordained that the property outside Perth should henceforth be called Huntingtower.It was as if fate had ordained that they would marry.
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Verb table
ordain
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyordain
he, she, itordains
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyordained
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ordained
he, she, ithas ordained
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ordained
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill ordain
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ordained
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ordaining
he, she, itis ordaining
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you, we, theyare ordaining
Past
I, he, she, itwas ordaining
you, we, theywere ordaining
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ordaining
he, she, ithas been ordaining
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ordaining
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ordaining
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ordaining
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