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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 orders.

3. Disposition; arrangement; order.

(Science: geometry) angle of ordination, the angle between the axes of coordinates.

Origin: L. Ordinatio: cf. F. Ordination.