What is Ordination?

Legal Definition
Ordination is the process by which individuals are consecrated, that is, set apart as clergy to perform various religious rites and ceremonies. The process and ceremonies of ordination vary by religion and denomination. One who is in preparation for, or who is undergoing the process of ordination is sometimes called an ordinand. The liturgy used at an ordination is sometimes referred to as an ordination.
-- Wikipedia
Legal Definition
Is the ceremony by which a bishop confers on a person the privileges and powers necessary for the execution of sacerdotal functions in the church Phillim. Ecc. Law, 110.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Civil and eccles. law. The act of conferring the orders of the church upon an individual. Nov. 137.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Investing one with holy orders.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary