Definition of ordinand in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈôrdəˌnand/


A candidate for ordination.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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