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To request the doing of by virtue of 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 fate of 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 crown king, to make (a person) king
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To make holy through prayers or ritual
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To give a name to
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Be in authority
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Identify clearly and definitely
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(of a a contest, decision problem or dispute) To resolve
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(of an institution or organization) To establish or originate
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To have in mind as a purpose or goal
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To impose a judicial punishment on
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