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Definition of 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

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

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

Actions yield result by the ordinance of God as He wills.
Ramana Maharshi

The saving ordinance of baptism must be administered by one who has proper authority from God.
David A. Bednar

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
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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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