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REORDINATION

The repititon of an ordination ceremony for a bishop, priest, or deacon because there are serious grounds for doubting the validity of a previous ordination. The term is inaccurate, since sacred orders, once conferred, cannot be repeated.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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