From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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