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To command the doing of by one's authority
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“In 1398, it was ordained that his feast-day was to be kept by every church in the Province of Canterbury.”
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To determine the future or the fate of something in advance
“Joseph's parents know that he is a miracle child with a special destiny ordained by God.”
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To make (someone) a priest or minister
“Groves believed there was no need for him to be ordained to minister the Word of God.”
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To designate a particular name or title
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Be in authority
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Identify clearly and definitely
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To smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous substance
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To resolve (a contest, decision, problem or dispute)
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(of an institution or organization) To establish or originate
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To hope for, or aspire to, a goal or dream
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To penalize someone for a punishable offense
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