Translation of "ordain" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ɔːˈdeɪn/ us /ɔːr-/

to officially make someone a priest or other religious leader, in a religious ceremony

He was ordained (as) a priest in Ely cathedral in 1987.

formal (of God or someone in authority) to order something to happen

decretar, predestinar
There is strong support here for the tough economic reforms ordained in the federal capital, Prague.
humorous I don’t know who came up with the idea, but the city council has ordained that all the local libraries will close on Mondays.

(Translation of “ordain” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /oːˈdein/

to make (someone) a priest, minister etc, usually by a church ceremony

He was ordained a priest.

(Translation of “ordain” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)