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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ordination \Or`di*na"tion\, n. [L. ordinatio: cf. F. ordination.] 1. The act of ordaining, appointing, or setting apart; the state of being ordained, appointed, etc. [1913 Webster] The holy and wise ordination of God. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Virtue and vice have a natural ordination to the happiness and misery of life respectively. --Norris. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eccl.) The act of setting apart to an office in the Christian ministry; the conferring of holy orders. [1913 Webster] 3. Disposition; arrangement; order. [R.] [1913 Webster] Angle of ordination (Geom.), the angle between the axes of coordinates. [1913 Webster]