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ordinance

law, practice, or custom; religious rite
Not to be confused with:
ordnance – military weapons as a whole; heavy guns; artillery

or·di·nance

 (ôr′dn-əns)
n.
1. An authoritative command or order.
2. A custom or practice established by long usage.
3. A Christian rite, especially the Eucharist.
4. A statute or regulation, especially one enacted by a municipal government.

[Middle English ordinaunce, from Old French ordenance, from Medieval Latin ōrdinantia, from Latin ōrdināns, ōrdinant-, present participle of ōrdināre, to ordain, from ōrdō, ōrdin-, order; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

ordinance

(ˈɔːdɪnəns)
n
an authoritative regulation, decree, law, or practice
[C14: from Old French ordenance, from Latin ordināre to set in order]

or•di•nance

(ˈɔr dn əns)

n.
1. an authoritative rule or law; a decree or command.
2. a public injunction or regulation: a city ordinance against excessive horn blowing.
3. something believed to have been ordained, as by a deity or destiny.
4. an established rite or ceremony.
[1275–1325; Middle English ordinaunce (< Old French ordenance) < Medieval Latin ōrdinantia, derivative of Latin ōrdinant- (s. of ōrdināns), present participle of ōrdināre to arrange]

ordinance

- First meant arrangement in ranks or rows.
See also related terms for rows.

ordinance

An authoritative regulation or statute, especially one passed by a local authority.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ordinance - an authoritative rule
game law - a regulation intended to manage or preserve game animals
prescript, rule - prescribed guide for conduct or action
age limit - regulation establishing the maximum age for doing something or holding some position
assize - the regulation of weights and measures of articles offered for sale
speed limit - regulation establishing the top speed permitted on a given road
2.ordinance - a statute enacted by a city government
legislative act, statute - an act passed by a legislative body
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
3.ordinance - the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders; "the rabbi's family was present for his ordination"
appointment, designation, naming, assignment - the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
laying on of hands - laying hands on a person's head to invoke spiritual blessing in Christian ordination
holy order - the sacrament of ordination

ordinance

noun rule, order, law, ruling, standard, guide, direction, principle, command, regulation, guideline, criterion, decree, canon, statute, fiat, edict, dictum, precept ordinances that restrict building development

ordinance

noun
A principle governing affairs within or among political units:
Translations
rozporządzenie
nariadenie

ordinance

[ˈɔːdɪnəns] Ndecreto-ley m, reglamento m

ordinance

n
(= order) (of government)Verordnung f; (Jur) → Anordnung f; (of fate)Fügung f (geh)
(Eccl) (= sacrament)Sakrament nt; (= rite)Ritus m

ordinance

[ˈɔːdɪnəns] n (frm) → ordinanza