Or`di*na"tion (?), n. [L. ordinatio: cf. F. ordination.]
The act of ordaining, appointing, or setting apart; the state of being ordained, appointed, etc.
The holy and wise ordination of God.
Virtue and vice have a natural ordination to the happiness and misery of life respectively.
The act of setting apart to an office in the Christian ministry; the conferring of holy orders.
Disposition; arrangement; order.
Angle of ordination Geom., the angle between the axes of coordinates.
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