Or`di*na"tion (?), n. [L. ordinatio: cf. F. ordination.]


The act of ordaining, appointing, or setting apart; the state of being ordained, appointed, etc.

The holy and wise ordination of God. Jer. Taylor.

Virtue and vice have a natural ordination to the happiness and misery of life respectively. Norris.

2. Eccl.

The act of setting apart to an office in the Christian ministry; the conferring of holy orders.


Disposition; arrangement; order.


Angle of ordination Geom., the angle between the axes of coordinates.


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