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Noun
/ôrˈdēl/,
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ordeals, plural;
  1. A painful or horrific experience, esp. a protracted one
    • - the ordeal of having to give evidence
  2. An ancient test of guilt or innocence by subjection of the accused to severe pain, survival of which was taken as divine proof of innocence


  1. a severe or trying experience
  2. a primitive method of determining a person's guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under divine control; escape was usually taken as a sign of innocence
  3. Ordeal was a New Zealand standardbred racehorse. A notable achievement was winning the Rowe Cup, the top event in New Zealand for trotting horses. Ordeal was considered the top trotter in New Zealand in the 1960s, but had moderate success in the United States. ...
  4. It is important to distinguish between awards, honors, and membership levels in the Order of the Arrow – the honor camping society of the Boy Scouts of America. The Founder's Award, the Red Arrow Award, and the Distinguished Service Award are all awards. ...
  5. Calvaire is a 2004 Belgian psychological horror film directed by Fabrice Du Welz, starring Laurent Lucas, Philippe Nahon and Jackie Berroyer.
  6. a painful or trying experience; a trial in which the accused was subjected to a dangerous test (such as ducking in water), divine authority deciding the guilt of the accused
  7. Orbital Rate Display Earth And Lunar; displays the computed local vertical in the pitch axis during Earth or Lunar orbit
  8. A method of trial in which the accused was given a physical test (usually painful and dangerous) which could only be met successfully if he were innocent.
  9. 1. Ancient mode of deciding a person innocence or guilt by subjecting them to a physical test. 2. Experience that tests character or endurance.
  10. One of the most ancient forms of trial in England that required the accused person to submit to a dangerous or painful test on the theory that God would intervene and disclose his or her guilt or innocence.