holy order definition

  • noun:
    • Ecclesiastical The sacrament or rite of ordination. Usually utilized in the plural.
    • Ecclesiastical The rank of an ordained Christian minister or priest. Often utilized in the plural.
    • Ecclesiastical See major purchase.
    • (usually plural) the status or rank or company of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy
    • the sacrament of ordination

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