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