ordinance
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɔːd.nənts/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɔɹd.nəns/, /ˈɔɹ.dɪ.nəns/
Noun

ordinance (plural ordinances)

  1. A local law (US)
  2. An edict or decree, authoritative order.
    1. (England) Prior to the Third English Civil War, a decree of Parliament.
    2. (UK, pre-1992 universities, Commonwealth) Detailed legislation that translates the broad principles of the university's charter and statutes into practical effect.
  3. A religious practice or ritual prescribed by the church.
Translations Translations Translations
  • German: Ritus
  • Russian: обря́д



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