Definitions for "Holy Orders"
Major Orders] Subdeacon, deacon and priest, to whom marriage was forbidden. (Heath, Peter. Church and Realm, 1272-1461, 363) Related terms: Minor Orders / Orders
Holy Orders: the sixth of the seven holy sacraments of the Catholic Church, in which a person may be confirmed as a member of the Priesthood of the Church.
the sacrament by which one is received into the ministry of the diaconate, priesthood or episcopacy in the Church.