Definition of ordain:
- To invest with ministerial or sacerdotal functions; to introduce into the office of the Christian ministry, by the laying on of hands, or other forms; to set apart by the ceremony of ordination.
- To regulate, or establish, by appointment, decree, or law; to constitute; to decree; to appoint; to institute.
- To set apart for an office; to appoint.
- To set in order; to arrange according to rule; to regulate; to set; to establish.
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- authorize (part of speech: verb)
- enact (part of speech: verb)
Furthermore, she appointed one of the Wazirs, a man in whom she trusted for his conduct and contrivance, to rule the realm, saying to him, " Abide in governance a full year and ordain all thou needest."- "Supplemental Nights, Volume 1", Richard F. Burton.
7. In general, " to ordain and establish all such ordinances and by- laws for the government and good order of the village, the suppression of vice and immorality, the prevention of crime, the protection of public and private property, the benefit of trade and commerce, and the promotion of health, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the United States or of this state, as they shall deem expedient," and to provide penalties for the violation of the ordinances.- "Studies in Civics", James T. McCleary.
- "The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance", Marie Corelli.