holy orderses

holy orders

noun
1.
the rite or sacrament of ordination.
2.
the rank or status of an ordained Christian minister.
3.
the major degrees or grades of the Christian ministry.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English

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holy orders
 
pl n
1.  the sacrament or rite whereby a person is admitted to the Christian ministry
2.  the grades of the Christian ministry
3.  the rank or status of an ordained Christian minister

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