KJV Dictionary Definition: ordain
ORDA'IN, v.t. L. ordino, from ordo, order.
1. Properly, to set; to establish in a particular office or order; hence, to invest with a ministerial function or sacerdotal power; to introduce and establish or settle in the pastoral office with the customary forms and solemnities; as, to ordain a minister of the gospel. In America, men are ordained over a particular church and congregation, or as evangelists without the charge of a particular church, or as deacons in the episcopal church.
2. To appoint; to decree.
Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month. 1Kings 12.
As many as were ordained to eternal life, believed.
3. To set; to establish; to institute; to constitute.
Mulmutius ordained our laws.
4. To set apart for an office; to appoint.
Jesus ordained twelve that they should be with him. Mark 3.
5. To appoint; to prepare.
For Tophet is ordained of old. Is. 30.
ORDA'INED, pp. Appointed; instituted; established; invested with ministerial or pastoral functions; settled.
ORDA'INER, n. One who ordains, appoints or invests with sacerdotal powers.
ORDA'INING, ppr. Appointing; establishing; investing with sacerdotal or pastoral functions.