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Holy order   /hˈoʊli ˈɔrdər/   Listen
Holy order

(usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy.  Synonym: Order.
The sacrament of ordination.

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"Holy order" Quotes from Famous Books

... actually happening, bringing in the most highly wrought praises of the lovely Gabrielle; and alas! the dazzled youth yielded to him, and fled! Again he heard far off the baron's voice calling to him, "Knight Sintram, knight Sintram, thou on whom I bestowed the holy order, haste to me and help me! The she-bear and her whelps will be upon me, and I cannot use my right arm! Knight Sintram, knight Sintram, haste ...
— Sintram and His Companions • Friedrich de la Motte Fouque

... are sure that, if the people here found out that your daughter was with them, they would at once begin to suspect that they had captured her, and would consequently utter only slander and complaints.... O yes, evil and malicious people here have frequently repaid them so, and the reputation of the holy Order has suffered greatly by it, and the brethren are greatly concerned about it, and therefore they add this sole condition that you alone assure the prince of this country and all the mighty knights that it is true, that not the Teutonic knights, but robbers carried ...
— The Knights of the Cross • Henryk Sienkiewicz

... to be admitted to the Holy Order of Deacons, do solemnly make the following declaration:—I assent to the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion, and to the Book of Common Prayer, and the ordering of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. I believe the doctrine ...
— The Altar Steps • Compton MacKenzie

Words linked to "Holy order" :   acolyte, reader, priest, lector, ostiary, status, ordination, ordinance, deacon, ostiarius, exorcist, doorkeeper, position, subdeacon, anagnost, sacrament

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