(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Ordered]
Syn. commanded, determined, established by law, established by declaration; see established 2 , ordered 2 .
2. [Invested into the ministry]
Syn. consecrated, anointed, received into the ministry; see graduated 1 , named 2 .

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