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Synonyms for ordain

Synonyms for ordain

to set forth expressly and authoritatively

Synonyms for ordain

order by virtue of superior authority


appoint to a clerical posts

invest with ministerial or priestly authority

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The Making of an Archbishop details the extraordinary rise of the Aberdeenshire priest's rural beginnings to his ordainment as the Archbishop of Glasgow.
Varuna's vratas--the things he has willed--constitute (despite the lack of any formal utterance) a sort of law, an ordainment by action.
Pastors have religious authority, based on their insight into religious issues, personal fitness for such office, place in an ecclesiastical organization (the ordainment lends authority), and commitment to their flock.
The Pope is a conservative on hierarchical matters (celibacy, authority of the Pope, ordainment of women, etc.
It is in that time--in its fleetingness and in its infinity--that our Constitution has its ordainment and establishment.
Muslims cannot accept the legitimacy of the existing American order, since it is against the orders and ordainments of Allah.
The moment an individual disobeys the ordainments of Allah, the Prophet or the Islamic government, his or her liberties which are otherwise guaranteed under Shari'ah may be curtailed.