Synonyms for ordained

Grammar : Adj
Spell : awr-deyn
Phonetic Transcription : ɔrˈdeɪn

Définition of ordained

Origin :
  • late 13c., "to appoint or admit to the ministry of the Church," from stem of Old French ordener "place in order, arrange, prepare; consecrate, designate" (Modern French ordonner) and directly from Latin ordinare "put in order, arrange, dispose, appoint," from ordo (genitive ordinis) "order" (see order (n.)). The notion is "to confer holy orders upon." Meaning "to decree, enact" is from c.1300; sense of "to set (something) that will continue in a certain order" is from early 14c. Related: Ordained; ordaining.
  • adj ordered
  • adj invested into the ministry
Example sentences :
  • For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump
  • But fate had ordained that good King James should not finish his dinner in peace.
  • Extract from : « Biographical Stories » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Why should not miracles come now, as in the olden days, for had not all this been ordained from the beginning?
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • Hear: I, by authority of God, ordained that the man should rule over thee.
  • Extract from : « Slavery Ordained of God » by Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
  • They ordained that nobility should only be transmitted by the women.
  • Extract from : « The History of Louisiana » by Le Page Du Pratz
  • I'm to meet him to-morrow, anyhow—it looks as though it had all been ordained.
  • Extract from : « The Mystery of Murray Davenport » by Robert Neilson Stephens
  • And his mind returned to the considerations which had determined him to decline to be ordained.
  • Extract from : « Samuel Butler: A Sketch » by Henry Festing Jones
  • If his suspicion were well founded, then certain things are ordained.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • "Let him be ordained as soon as possible," said his Majesty to the prior.
  • Extract from : « The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete » by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
  • It has been ordained, however, that his service is by way of Calvary.
  • Extract from : « War Letters of a Public-School Boy » by Paul Jones.

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