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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

... was the turn of the Pharisees. The first said: "He has been allowed long enough to lead the people astray and to denounce as hypocrisy the strict virtue of the Holy Order of the Pharisees. Let him suffer in ...
— King of the Jews - A story of Christ's last days on Earth • William T. Stead

... shall not assume the character of the penitent and flagellant, and, grafting monkery on philosophy, strip himself of his regal purple, clothe his gigantic limbs in the sackcloth and the hair-shirt, and exercise on his broad shoulders the disciplinary scourge of the holy order of the Sans-Culottes? It is not in me to hinder kings from making new orders of religious and martial knighthood. I am not Hercules enough to uphold those orbs which the Atlases of the world are so desirous of shifting from ...
— The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) • Edmund Burke

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

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