Definition of ordinand in English:

ordinand

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noun

  • A candidate for ordination.

    ‘Jeff Rawle, star of Drop The Dead Donkey and I Saw You, plays the pernickety Father Peregrine, and Jesse Spencer is the handsome young ordinand Raphael.’
    • ‘Some evangelical ordinands are questioning whether they can in good conscience go forward to ordination in the current crisis.’
    • ‘He pointed out that women would soon outnumber men as ordinands.’
    • ‘And most of the ordinands are facing the altar, either standing, or crouching down with their forehead touching the ground in a full bow.’
    • ‘As it happens, in 1978 only 15 percent of ordinands were female; by 1984 that had doubled to over 30 percent.’

Pronunciation

ordinand

/ˈôrdəˌnand/ /ˈɔrdəˌnænd/

Origin

Mid 19th century from Latin ordinandus, gerundive of ordinare ‘put in order’ (see ordain).