Definition of ordinand in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːdɪnand/


A person who is training to be ordained as a priest or minister.
Example sentences
  • Her priests and ordinands are fallible human beings, but they are serious about their faith and committed to their calling.
  • Bishop Clarke explained that throughout the Church of Ireland there is a shortage of ordained clergy and of ordinands.
  • As one of my characters says, these may be priests and ordinands, but they are still men.


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

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