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major order

noun, Roman Catholic Church
1.
the degree or grade of priesthood, diaconate, or subdiaconate.
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Origin
1720-1730
1720-30
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major orders

plural noun
1.
(RC Church) the three higher degrees of holy orders: bishop, priest, and deacon
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