ordain - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ɔː(r)ˈdeɪn/
present tense
I/you/we/theyordain
he/she/itordains
present participleordaining
past tenseordained
past participleordained
  1. 2
    formal to officially order that something should be done

    It was ordained that no-one could hunt deer without a royal licence.