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ordain

verb [T] (ORDER)    /ɔːˈdeɪn/ US  /ɔːr-/ formal
(of God or someone in authority ) to order something to happen : There is strong support here for the tough economic reforms ordained in the federal capital , Prague. [+ that] humorous The council , in its wisdom , has ordained that all the local libraries will close on Mondays .Giving orders and commands
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