hādung, f.n: ordination. (HA-dung / ˈhaː-dʌŋ)

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Medieval manuscript image of a bishop administering a communion wafer to the first of five newly ordained priests who kneel before him; behind, a chaplain holds a cup, with a cross-bearer and two deacons.
Pontifical of Guilelmus Durandus; France, c. 1400; British Library, Yates Thompson 24, f. 76r. [bl.uk]

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