"ordain" in the verb sense
1. ordain, enact
order by virtue of superior authority decree
"The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"
"the legislature enacted this law in 1985"
2. ordain, consecrate, ordinate, order
appoint to a clerical posts
"he was ordained in the Church"
invest with ministerial or priestly authority
"The minister was ordained only last month"
issue an order
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