Duly Ordained Minister of Religion Law and Legal Definition

According to 50 USCS Appx § 466 [Title 50. War and National Defense; Title 50 Appendix War and National Defense; Military Selective Service Act], the term duly ordained minister of religion means "a person who has been ordained, in accordance with the ceremonial, ritual, or discipline of a church, religious sect, or organization established on the basis of a community of faith and belief, doctrines and practices of a religious character, to preach and to teach the doctrines of such church, sect, or organization and to administer the rites and ceremonies thereof in public worship, and who as his regular and customary vocation preaches and teaches the principles of religion and administers the ordinances of public worship as embodied in the creed or principles of such church, sect, or organization."