Usage: Ordain

The word ordain came up in a meeting today. The speaker said that “God ordained this meeting.” To me that means that God planned the meeting. However, the interpreter used the sign which means to ordain for ministry.

Other meanings for the word ordain is to establish or to decree. Establish: “to ordain a new administration.” Decree or declare: “The judge ordained that the prisoner be set free.”

Think about the meaning of words before you sign them. Each of these four definitions would have their own sign.

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