ORDA'IN, v.t. [L. ordino, from ordo, order.]1. Properly, to set; to establish in a particular office or order; hence, to invest with a ministerial function or sacerdotal power; to introduce and establish or settle in the pastoral office with the customary forms and solemnities; as, to ordain a minister of the gospel. In America, men are ordained over a particular church and congregation, or as evangelists without the charge of a particular church, or as deacons in the episcopal church.2. To appoint; to decree.Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month. 1Kings 12.As many as were ordained to eternal life, believed.
Acts 13.3. To set; to establish; to institute; to constitute.Mulmutius ordained our laws.4. To set apart for an office; to appoint.Jesus ordained twelve that they should be with him. Mark 3.5. To appoint; to prepare.For Tophet is ordained of old. Is. 30.