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ordinance

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English (ca. 1300), from Old French ordenance (Modern French ordonnance) "decree, command", from Middle Latin ordinantia, from ordinans, the present participle of Latin ordinare "put in order" (whence ordain).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɔːd.nənts/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɔɹd.nəns/, /ˈɔɹ.dɪ.nəns/
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NounEdit

ordinance (plural ordinances)

  1. a local law, an edict or decree.
  2. a religious practice or ritual prescribed by the church.

Usage notesEdit

This word is sometimes confused with ordnance, or military weaponry.

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