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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

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

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

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

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
Plato

Besides the physical ordinance of baptism and the laying on of hands, one must be spiritually born again to gain exaltation and eternal life.
Ezra Taft Benson
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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