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ORDAIN. To ordain is to make an ordinance, to enact a law.
     2. In the constitution of the United States, the preamble. declares that the people "do ordain and establish this constitution for the United States of America." The 3d article of the same constitution declares, that "the judicial power shall be vested in one supreme court, and in such inferior courts as the congress may from time to time ordain and establish. "See 1 Wheat. R. 304, 324; 4 Wheat: R. 316, 402.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In this regard, instruments like those described by Armijo (2009) and Lira and Quiroga (2009) prove useful to analyze a territorial ordainment displaying multiple problematics and errors at decision-making level.
"In light of these issues, I strongly recommend against ordainment of the proposed ordinance."
According to the Vinaya there are certain interdictions surrounding ordainment. Many of these interdictions revolve around physical or social characteristics, such as if a person has a disease, is a criminal or is handicapped.
The snapshots of each day portray events from lone citizens' train rides to an Elton John concert, a Catholic ordainment ceremony, Boston's Gay Pride parade, gatherings of children and jazz musicians, the eve of deployment to Iraq of a National Guard unit, volunteer construction of a playground, and the action surrounding Boston's art and urban wildlife.
While Chicago's bishop, Wayne Miller, agreed the celibacy rule should be reversed and did not block her ordainment, he didn't attend the ceremony at Resurrection Lutheran Church either.
Years of tears and days of toil, Are now but fears and tyrants spoil, Ordainment has surely come to pass, But endure alone one must this farce.
Gallagher, the Church of the Resurrection board president who aspires to ordainment, said she delights in being part of a church where gays and lesbians are embraced for their gifts of time and money, not their sexual orientation.