ordinance

  • 1 ordinance — or·di·nance / ȯrd ən əns/ n: an authoritative decree or law; esp: a municipal regulation a zoning ordinance Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. ordinance …

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  • 2 Ordinance XX — is an legal ordinance of the Government of Pakistan that was promulgated under the regime of General Zia ul Haq and is meant to restrict members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community from applying certain Islamic terms to their own religious… …

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  • 3 ordinance — or‧di‧nance [ˈɔːdnəns ǁ ˈɔːrdnəns] noun [countable] LAW a law of a city or town that forbids or restricts an activity: • zoning ordinances that prohibit certain businesses from operating near churches * * * ordinance UK US /ˈɔːdɪnəns/ noun [C]… …

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  • 4 Ordinance — Or di*nance, n. [OE. ordenance, OF. ordenance, F. ordonnance. See {Ordain}, and cf. {Ordnance}, {Ordonnance}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Orderly arrangement; preparation; provision. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] They had made their ordinance Of victual …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Ordinance No. 46 — Ordinance No. 46, effective August 23, 1946 was an ordinance issued by the British Military Government in the British Zone in Germany by which, among others, the Prussian Province Schleswig Holstein became a separate Land (state). The full title… …

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  • 6 Ordinance no. 13 — L’Ordinance No. 13, (arrêté no. 13) du Conseil Législatif de l île Maurice, promulgué le 17 décembre 1846, fixa, entre autres, le tarif postal interne comme suit: 2 pence par demie once (14,175 g) pour le courrier rural. 1 penny par… …

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  • 7 ordinance — ordinance, ordnance, ordonnance An ordinance is ‘an authoritative order’, ordnance is ‘a branch of government service dealing with military stores and materials, and ordonnance is ‘a plan or method of literary or artistic competition’ or ‘an… …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 ordinance — (n.) c.1300, an authoritative direction, decree, or command (narrower or more transitory than a law), from O.Fr. ordenance (Mod.Fr. ordonnance), from M.L. ordinantia, from L. ordinantem (nom. ordinans), prp. of ordinare put in order (see ORDAIN… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 ordinance — canon, precept, *law, rule, regulation, statute …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 ordinance — [n] law, rule authorization, canon, code, command, decree, dictum, direction, edict, enactment, fiat, mandate, order, precept, prescript, reg, regulation, ruling, statute, ukase; concept 318 …

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  • 11 ordinance — ► NOUN formal 1) an authoritative order. 2) a religious rite. 3) N. Amer. a by law. ORIGIN Old French ordenance, from Latin ordinare arrange, ordain …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 ordinance — [ôrd′ n əns] n. [OFr ordenance < ordener: see ORDAIN] 1. a direction or command of an authoritative nature 2. that which is held to be a decree of fate or of a deity 3. an established or prescribed practice or usage, esp. a religious rite ☆ 4 …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 ordinance — n. local law 1) to adopt, enact, pass; issue an ordinance 2) to apply, enforce an ordinance 3) to obey, observe an ordinance 4) to repeal, rescind, revoke an ordinance 5) a city, municipal; township ordinance 6) an ordinance that + clause; subj.… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 Ordinance — Not to be confused with Ordnance. Ordinance may refer to: Law Local ordinance, a law made by a municipality or other local authority As acts are called in some jurisdictions, such as England when the parliament operated without regal sanction,… …

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  • 15 ordinance — A rule established by authority; a permanent rule of action; a law or statute. In its most common meaning, the term is used to designate the enactments of the legislative body of a municipal corporation. It designates a local law of a municipal… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 ordinance — or|di|nance [ˈo:dınəns US ˈo:rdənəns] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: ordenance arranging , from Latin ordinare; ORDAIN] 1.) AmE a law, usually of a city or town, that forbids or restricts an activity ▪ a city ordinance that says parks… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 ordinance — UK [ˈɔː(r)dɪnəns] / US [ˈɔrd(ə)nəns] noun [countable] Word forms ordinance : singular ordinance plural ordinances formal an official order by a government, king, queen etc …

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  • 18 Ordinance No. 13 — L’Ordinance No. 13, (arrêté no. 13) du Conseil Législatif de l île Maurice, promulgué le 17 décembre 1846, fixa, entre autres, le tarif postal interne comme suit: 2 pence par demie once (14,175 g) pour le courrier rural. 1 penny par… …

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  • 19 ordinance — /awr dn euhns/, 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. Eccles. a.… …

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  • 20 ordinance — See ordinance, ordnance …

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