Ordination

Process by which plant or animal communities are ordered along a gradient.

ordination

[n] - the status of being ordained to a sacred office 2. [n] - the act of ordaining
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ordination

Religious ceremony by which a person is accepted into the priesthood or monastic life in various religions. Within the Christian church, ordination authorizes a person...
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Ordination

Or`di·na'tion noun [ Latin ordinatio : confer French ordination .] 1. 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 ...
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ordination

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

ordinance noun the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders; `the rabbi`s family was present for his ordination`
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Ordination

• (n.) The act of setting apart to an office in the Christian ministry; the conferring of holy orders. • (n.) The act of ordaining, appointing, or setting apart; the state of being ordained, appointed, etc. • (n.) Disposition; arrangement; order.
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ordination

in Christian churches, a rite for the dedication and commissioning of ministers. The essential ceremony consists of the laying of hands of the ... [14 related articles]
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ordination

ordination: see ministry; orders, holy.
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ordination

Religious ceremony by which a person is accepted into the priesthood or monastic life in various religions. Within the Christian church, ordination authorizes a person to administer the sacraments. Ordination of women Many Protestant denominations, such as the Methodists and Baptists, ordain women as ministers, as do many churches in the Anglican c...
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Ordination

[statistics] In multivariate analysis, ordination or gradient analysis is a method complementary to data clustering, and used mainly in exploratory data analysis (rather than in hypothesis testing). Ordination orders objects that are characterized by values on multiple variables (i.e., multivariate objects) so that similar objects are near ...
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Ordination

Ordination is the process by which individuals are consecrated, that is, set apart as clergy to perform various religious rites and ceremonies. The process and ceremonies of ordination varies by religion and denomination. One who is in preparation for, or who is undergoing the process of ordination is sometimes called an ordinand. The liturgy used...
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ordination

the status of being sworn into a sacred office
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Ordination

The setting apart of some members by a church for ministerial or priestly leadership. In Christianity, this usually is done by either the laying on of hands or invocation of the Holy Spirit. Ordination is considered a sacrament in the Catholic and Orthodox traditions. Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and evangelical churches ordain men only, while...
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Ordination

the act that enables a man to act on behalf of the Church through Word, sacrament, and leadership. A bishop is ordained to represent Christ. Priests share in the bishop's role of representing Christ the shepherd. Deacons collaborate with the bishop in his role as representative of Christ the servant.
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