how to pronounce ordination


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ordination is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of ordination


  1. The ceremony in which a priest is consecrated, considered a sacrament in the Catholic and Orthodox churches.
  2. The act of ordaining or the state of being ordained.

ordination frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ordination occurs in english on average 2.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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