re ordination

reordination

[ree-awr-dn-ey-shuhn]
noun
1.
a second ordination.
2.
Roman Catholic Church. the ordination of a priest whose first orders have been held invalid.
3.
Ecclesiastical. the second ordination of a priest whose first orders were received from another church.
4.
the sacrament elevating a deacon, priest, or bishop to a higher grade or order.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Medieval Latin reōrdinātiōn- (stem of reōrdinātiō). See re-, ordination

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