ordinary

  • 1 ordinary — or·di·nary adj: of a kind to be expected from the average person or in the normal course of events; broadly: of a common kind or degree an ordinary proceeding compare extraordinary Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Ordinary — • Denotes any person possessing or exercising ordinary jurisdiction Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Ordinary     Ordinary     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3 Ordinary — Or di*na*ry, n.; pl. {Ordinaries} ( r[i^]z). 1. (Law) (a) (Roman Law) An officer who has original jurisdiction in his own right, and not by deputation. (b) (Eng. Law) One who has immediate jurisdiction in matters ecclesiastical; an ecclesiastical …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Ordinary — Or di*na*ry, a. [L. ordinarius, fr. ordo, ordinis, order: cf. F. ordinaire. See {Order}.] 1. According to established order; methodical; settled; regular. The ordinary forms of law. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. Common; customary; usual. Shak. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 ordinary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) with no distinctive features; normal or usual. 2) (of a judge, archbishop, or bishop) exercising authority by virtue of office and not by delegation. ► NOUN (pl. ordinaries) 1) (Ordinary) those parts of a Roman Catholic service,… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 ordinary — (adj.) mid 15c., belonging to the usual order or course, from O.Fr. ordinarie, from L. ordinarius customary, regular, usual, orderly, from ordo (gen. ordinis) order (see ORDER (Cf. order) (n.)). Various noun usages, dating to late 14c. and common …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 ordinary — Shortened designation for ordinary mail …

    Glossary of postal terms

  • 8 ordinary — [adj1] common, regular accustomed, customary, established, everyday, familiar, frequent, general, habitual, humdrum*, natural, normal, popular, prevailing, public, quotidian, routine, run of the mill*, settled, standard, stock, traditional,… …

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  • 9 ordinary — [ôrd′ n er΄ē] n. pl. ordinaries [OFr & ML: OFr ordinarie < ML(Ec) ordinarius < L, an overseer, orig., orderly, regular < ordo,ORDER] 1. a) an official having jurisdiction within a specified area by right of the office he or she holds;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 ordinary — adj *common, familiar, popular, vulgar Analogous words: *usual, customary, habitual, wonted, accustomed Antonyms: extraordinary Contrasted words: *abnormal, atypical, aberrant: *exceptional: *irregular …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 ordinary — 1. noun At common law, one who had exempt and immediate jurisdiction in causes ecclesiastical. Also a bishop; and an archbishop is the ordinary of the whole province, to visit and receive appeals from inferior jurisdictions. Also a commissary or… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12 Ordinary — Hierarch redirects here. For the characters in the video game series Halo, see Hierarchs (Halo). For other possible uses, see Hierarchy (disambiguation). For other uses, see Ordinary (disambiguation). Pope Pius XI, depicted in this window at… …

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  • 13 ordinary — adj. & n. adj. 1 a regular, normal, customary, usual (in the ordinary course of events). b boring; commonplace (an ordinary little man). 2 Brit. Law (esp. of a judge) having immediate or ex officio jurisdiction, not deputed. n. (pl. ies) 1 Brit.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 ordinary — or|di|na|ry W2S1 [ˈo:dənəri US ˈo:rdəneri] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: ordinarius, from ordo; ORDER1] 1.) average, common, or usual, not different or special ▪ It s just an ordinary camera. ▪ The book is about ordinary people . ▪ Art… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 ordinary — or|di|nar|y [ ɔrdn,eri ] adjective *** 1. ) normal or average, and not unusual or special: He lives in an ordinary house in suburban Melbourne. It was just an ordinary Saturday morning. perfectly ordinary: From the outside it looked like a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 ordinary */*/*/ — UK [ˈɔː(r)d(ə)n(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈɔrd(ə)nˌerɪ] adjective 1) a) normal or average, and not unusual or special He lives in an ordinary house in suburban Melbourne. It was just an ordinary Saturday morning. perfectly ordinary: From the outside it looked… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 ordinary — ordinariness, n. /awr dn er ee/, adj., n., pl. ordinaries. adj. 1. of no special quality or interest; commonplace; unexceptional: One novel is brilliant, the other is decidedly ordinary; an ordinary person. 2. plain or undistinguished: ordinary… …

    Universalium

  • 18 ordinary — [[t]ɔ͟ː(r)dɪnri, AM neri[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Ordinary people or things are normal and not special or different in any way. I strongly suspect that most ordinary people would agree with me... It has 25 calories less than ordinary ice …

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  • 19 ordinary — 01. During an [ordinary] week, you can expect to do about 4 to 5 hours of homework. 02. She may be a super model, but when she takes off all her make up, and put on her jeans and a T shirt, she actually looks quite [ordinary]. 03. The bars are… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 20 ordinary — adjective 1 average, common, or usual, not different or special: part of a politician s ordinary routine | The new taxes came as a shock to ordinary Americans. | out of the ordinary (=unusual or unexpected): Nothing out of the ordinary had… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English