Meaning of “holy orders” in the English Dictionary

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"holy orders" in British English

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holy ordersnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌhəʊ.li ˈɔː.dəz/ us /ˌhoʊ.li ˈɔːr.dɚz/

the ceremony by which someone becomes a priest in some parts of the Christian Church:

Will you be taking holy orders?

(Definition of “holy orders” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)