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holy orders

noun [plural] uk   us  
the ceremony by which someone becomes a priest in some parts of the Christian Church: Will you be taking holy orders?
Translations of “holy orders”
in Chinese (Traditional) 牧師授職儀式,聖職受任儀式…
in Chinese (Simplified) 牧师授职仪式,圣职受任仪式…
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