Pronunciation: (rē"ôr-dn-ā'shun), [key]
1. a second ordination.
2. Rom. Cath. Ch.the ordination of a priest whose first orders have been held invalid.
3. Eccles.the second ordination of a priest whose first orders were received from another church.
4. the sacrament elevating a deacon, priest, or bishop to a higher grade or order.
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