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Definition of Ordinance

Ordinance

  1. Orderly arrangement; preparation; provision.
  2. A rule established by authority; a permanent rule of action; a statute, law, regulation, rescript, or accepted usage; an edict or decree; esp., a local law enacted by a municipal government; as, a municipal ordinance.
  3. An established rite or ceremony.
  4. Rank; order; station.
  5. Ordnance; cannon.

Ordinance Quotations

I'm sorry, man, but I've got magic. I've got poetry in my fingertips. Most of the time - and this includes naps - I'm an F-18, bro. And I will destroy you in the air. I will deploy my ordinance to the ground.
Charlie Sheen

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
Plato

Law; an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community.
Thomas Aquinas

Law is nothing other than a certain ordinance of reason for the common good, promulgated by the person who has the care of the community.
Thomas Aquinas

Jesus said, 'Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.' There are no exceptions. Baptism is a necessary ordinance.
Gordon B. Hinckley
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Ordinance Translations

ordinance in French is injonction
ordinance in German is Verordnung, Verordnung {f}
ordinance in Italian is ordinanza, ordinamento
ordinance in Spanish is disposicion, ordenanza
ordinance in Swedish is stadga
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