ordinance vs ordnance

ordinance ordnance


  • 1) a local law or regulation.
  • 2) a religious practice or ritual prescribed by the church.
  • 3) A statute or regulation, especially one enacted by a city government.
  • 4) A Christian rite, especially the Eucharist.
  • 5) An authoritative command or order.
  • 6) A custom or practice established by long usage.
  • 7) 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.
  • 8) obsolete Rank; order; station.
  • 9) (Eccl.) An established rite or ceremony.
  • 10) obsolete Orderly arrangement; preparation; provision.
  • 11) obsolete Ordnance; cannon.
  • 12) a statute enacted by a city government
  • 13) Ordering; disposition; arrangement.
  • 14) In architecture, arrangement; system; order: said of a part or detail as well as of an architectural whole.
  • 15) Orderly disposition; proper arrangement; regular order; due proportion.
  • 16) Regulation by authority; a command; an appointment; an order; that which is ordained, ordered, or appointed; a rule or law established by authority; edict; decree, as of the Supreme Being or of Fate; law or statute made by human authority; authoritative regulation.
  • 17) An appliance; an appointment; an arrangement; equipment: as, ordinance of war; hence, specifically, cannon; ordnance. See ordnance.
  • 18) Synonyms Edict, Decree, etc. See law.
  • 19) Preparation; provision; array; arrangement.
  • 20) Order; rank; dignity; position.
  • 21) Eccles., a religious ceremony, rite, or practice established by authority: as, the ordinance of baptism.
  • 22) Established state or condition; regular or established mode of action; proceeding as regulated by authority.
  • 23) Toarmwithordnance.


  • 1) military equipment, especially weapons and ammunition.
  • 2) artillery.
  • 3) Cannon; artillery.
  • 4) Military materiel, such as weapons, ammunition, combat vehicles, and equipment.
  • 5) The branch of an armed force that procures, maintains, and issues weapons, ammunition, and combat vehicles.
  • 6) Heavy weapons of warfare; cannon, or great guns, mortars, and howitzers; artillery; sometimes, a general term for all weapons, ammunitiion, and appliances used in war.
  • 7) the official survey of Great Britain and Ireland, conducted by the ordnance department.
  • 8) military supplies
  • 9) large but transportable armament
  • 10) Cannon or great guns collectively, including mortars and howitzers; artillery.
  • 11) A board composed of United States ordnance-officers distinguished for their attainments in the theory and practice of heavy ordnance, its construction and use, whose duty it is to conduct experiments, and test and report upon all ordnance subjects referred to it by the chief of ordnance. This board is designated by the Secretary of War, and is advisory to the chief of ordnance of the army.


  • 1) In defiance of every hospital and city ordinance, she was working on a cigarette.
  • 2) Interesting comments about symbolism here. that's really what this ordinance is all about -- stating the City's intent, its belief, that SOMEthing is going to happen to make Seattle streets safer.
  • 3) Morning Fizzy, you have raised a good point about how this ordinance is a smokescreen for the City of Seattle's neglect of a much bigger problem -- the massive scale on which Seattle residents have been ripped off by excesses of the financial industry.
  • 4) I think this ordinance is addressing a problem that doesn't exist ( "aggressive panhandling" is not my issue downtown) -- unless we're talking about Burgess 'mayoral ambitions (and, hey McGinn, way to set up a preview of the next election by vetoing this).
  • 5) [UPDATE: Meant to include this paragraph, but then completely forgot; thanks to David Gerstman (Soccer Dad) for the reminder:] I think this ordinance is also applicable in incorporated towns or cities in the County, since Montgomery County is the same sort of art.
  • 6) Critics say the ordinance is a thinly disguised effort to shut down the protests, a notion denied by the church.
  • 7) And this ordinance is about specific behavior that violates the rights of others, especially vulnerable people like women and the elderly to be free from behavior that violates their right to be free from fear as they walk the streets.
  • 8) If no individuals are harmed, then there can be no "societal" harm, and the ordinance is therefore an abuse of legislative power.
  • 9) Care Facilities ordinance, it's worth noting upon what basis the ordinance is constructed:
  • 10) Fourth Ward Alderman Rick Lawrence said the ordinance is unnecessary because state and local noise and parking laws already address the issues that worry Hart-Burns.
  • 11) The story explains the micromanagement ordinance is the brainchild of 2nd Ward Alderman Juany Garza who said the reason to knock out lights, reindeer and Santa Claus is because in Aurora "we have so many lazy people."
  • 12) ‘The details regarding the narrow limits that exist on the right to use these rooms and tight controls over them have since been regulated in special state government ordinances in order to prevent misuse.’
  • 13) ‘The Cabinet approved an ordinance regulating the inspections connected to direct control of the protection of classified information.’
  • 14) ‘Initially, the Government ordinance was received with mixed feelings by the public, and coldly by the Association of Hotel and Restaurant Owners, which argued that the regulations would ruin their businesses.’
  • 15) ‘Obey these instructions as a lasting ordinance for you and your descendants.’
  • 16) ‘The ordinance also says government authorities cannot ‘request forced labor.’’
  • 17) ‘Wilson finally ordered his employees to stop enforcing the ordinance.’
  • 18) ‘The government is apparently now contemplating bringing into force an ordinance which makes it mandatory for any channel in India to share feed of events of national interest with him.’
  • 19) ‘If it could rule by ordinances alone, it would.’
  • 20) ‘"The government has the intention to draft an ordinance regulating human reproductive technology in the future, and this will also regulate the use of stem cells, " the spokeswoman said.’
  • 21) ‘When Bose became the vice-chancellor in June 2001, he found that the institution had flouted basic rules in its ordinance to give affiliation to about 40 institutions across the country.’
  • 22) ‘Bulgarian producers will get preference in public procurement tenders, and this will be regulated by a Cabinet ordinance.’
  • 23) ‘It also canceled a 1997 ordinance regulating the state's credit and loan agreements.’
  • 24) ‘The ordinance also provides rules for the registration of foreign students, and for control and co-ordination of tour operator contracts.’
  • 25) ‘The ordinance will regulate the services of water supply companies throughout the country.’
  • 26) ‘All 50 states have child-protection ordinances mandating that professionals who come in contact with children report cases of suspected abuse to the local child protective services agency.’
  • 27) ‘Wildfires that scorched the West have emphasized the need for better road access for fire-fighting equipment; new ordinances are mandating wider roads with better turnarounds.’
  • 28) ‘Charles's household ordinances were intended to re-introduce order and decorum into court life by re-establishing the etiquette of Henry VIII's time.’
  • 29) ‘The Democrats had to compromise on the scope to make the ordinance workable, because the government would have dropped the ordinance, Lee said.’
  • 30) ‘I asked the supervising officer for the exact ordinance but he couldn't recall it.’
  • 31) ‘The ordinances are important because they will make the environment more predictable for investors and will enhance the chances for stable development of the sector, said Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Lydia Shuleva.’
  • 32) ‘For instance, it is clear that where police enforce municipal ordinances against unlawful assembly, civil disturbance and harassment, anti-abortion protestors move to another location.’
  • 33) ‘The South Hills municipality passed an ordinance this month banning smoking in public places for those under age 18.’
  • 34) ‘Police representatives insisted that it was the responsibility of escorts to ensure they knew and abided by municipal, provincial and federal laws, ordinances and bylaws.’
  • 35) ‘However, be warned that there are some states that prohibits the use of helmet speakers, thus, be aware first of your municipal laws or ordinances.’
  • 36) ‘Before 1840 municipal ordinances limited horse-drawn freight to a relatively small number of licensed carters whose prices were fixed by law.’
  • 37) ‘Illegal disposal of solid waste is a violation of a city ordinance.’
  • 38) ‘Other regulations were imposed by municipal ordinances.’
  • 39) ‘Not surprisingly, last Friday's Minneapolis City Council meeting was dominated by the smoking ban ordinance, which burned up nearly two hours of debate.’
  • 40) ‘City governments passed tongue-in-cheek ordinances prohibiting Skylab from entering the municipal limits, or inviting it into the town, depending on the mood they were in.’
  • 41) ‘Employers providing health insurance under municipal living-wage ordinances have been allowed to form insurance-buyer pools.’
  • 42) ‘Los Angeles followed suit in 1998, and dozens of cities have now passed ordinances regulating their use in residential areas.’
  • 43) ‘Something you may wish to consider, perhaps in a follow-up article, is the effect of municipal weed ordinances.’
  • 44) ‘The city passed an ordinance that regulated open-air roasting and stipulated the use of stepped-up technology to abate the pollution.’
  • 45) ‘In Tucson, where astronomy is big business, legislators enacted an ordinance that permits lights at night to shine only in a part of the spectrum that is easily filtered out by equipment on telescopes.’
  • 46) ‘The city recently had passed an ordinance that banned smoking in all restaurants, and he was counting down the seconds until he had to extinguish that last cigarette.’
  • 47) ‘We also have laws and ordinances defining sanitation standards and others prohibiting disturbance of the public peace.’
  • 48) ‘The two of them spoke in a droning monotone, as if talking about municipal zoning ordinances.’
  • 49) ‘A proposed ordinance would ban ‘loitering’ on median strips; violators would be subject to a $500 fine and six months in jail.’
  • 50) ‘I'm pretty sure it violates a bylaw or an ordinance or something.’
  • 51) ‘I will be checking on the city ordinances to see what exactly the rules are - they shouldn't be any different than for a family reunion or company picnic.’
  • 52) ‘Communion among Christians includes the recognition of certain sacred rites, especially the sacraments or ordinances that come to us from Christ and the apostles.’
  • 53) ‘The rituals and ordinances of the Jews were set aside with that Nation and now the church does not have part in such observances.’
  • 54) ‘Historic Protestantism differs from Roman Catholicism in that it teaches that the ordinances of preaching and sacraments do not work automatically.’
  • 55) ‘As a result increasing numbers of churches intentionally observe the ordinances only at times (such as a midweek gathering) when few unbelievers are expected.’
  • 56) ‘Genesis 17 expressly stipulates that all descendants of Abraham - that is, all who follow the ordinances of the God of Israel - are to be circumcised; rather, that the males are to be circumcised.’
  • 57) ‘First, we should not feel pressured to substitute man's devices for the doctrine and ordinances of God.’
  • 58) ‘The sacraments can communicate blessings apart from faith, and baptism appears to be a converting ordinance.’
  • 59) ‘Secondly, church weddings had been abolished during the period of the Protectorate, and it was moreover a key tenet of Presbyterian teaching that marriage was not a sacrament but at most an ordinance.’
  • 60) ‘Not surprisingly, the Congress entertained papers on the Christian life, the ordinances, worship, and architecture.’
  • 61) ‘God set forth in the Sabbath ordinance His own pattern of rest.’
  • 62) ‘They were keeping the ordinance that had been set before them in the Torah.’
  • 63) ‘Such obedience included acceptance of the Mormon faith through baptism, living a moral and godly life, and the completion of certain ceremonies and ordinances in the temple.’
  • 64) ‘The presentation of the Commandments in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5 is followed, in both cases, by more detailed statutes and ordinances.’


  • 1) The deck was bathed in the usual nighttime red light and showed mechanics and ordnance men doing last-minute checks and preparation.
  • 2) Col. Hauck, who developed an expertise in ordnance, was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars.
  • 3) As in apparently the large amount of expended depleted uranium ordnance is having a very bad effect on the health of Afghanis.
  • 4) The calibre, if you are using Western ordnance, is and has been for decades, 155mm, as can be seen from Reuter's "picture of the month".
  • 5) Use of WP in built up civilian areas would have been deliberate given that alternative smoke-generating ordnance is available.
  • 6) What will be different in this test-fire is the mesh pattern produced when the bullet passes through the window screen before ripping through the Harley jacket and buzz-sawing a swath through the chest of Mr. Jell-O, as he calls his ordnance-gelatin test dummies.
  • 7) "They must have ordnance -- that's the English word, isn't it --"
  • 8) Perhaps the opposite table will give a fair idea of the changes in English ordnance during the eighteenth century.
  • 9) The sprawling army ordnance community—known as the ordnance corps—was a network of arsenals, laboratories, and far-flung commands that together had evolved into an empire within the armed services, replete with its own biases and mores.
  • 10) Nobody wanted to face the three-hour flight back to Kuwait with packages undelivered — it made the flight longer and burned fuel like crazy; and to face the crew that had worked like dogs to ready the aircraft, load the bombs, and paint love notes to Osama bin Laden and Mullah Mohammed Omar on the ordnance was a full-bore bummer.
  • 11) ‘The term is, however, also correctly applied to heavy rifled ordnance of the howitzer class used for coastal defence by some nations, though few ever saw use in 1939-45.’
  • 12) ‘Over the next fifteen years, he invented and developed bronze boat guns, heavy smoothbore shell guns, and rifled ordnance.’
  • 13) ‘Following transition to the line around the turn of the century, Reeves continued his brilliant career, tackling the complex problems of naval gunnery, torpedoes, and ordnance.’
  • 14) ‘Some who worked on the cannons had bent backs from the constant lifting of guns and ordnance.’
  • 15) ‘The vessel was essentially a truck designed to bring ordnance within firing range of targets.’
  • 16) ‘The first wave of troops crossed the bridge, and soon the air on the far side was thick with ordnance - artillery shells, mortars, bullets.’
  • 17) ‘Artillery generally offers greater responsiveness and persistence, while air-delivered ordnance is usually more accurate and lethal.’
  • 18) ‘The total amounted to more than 180,000 pieces of ordnance.’
  • 19) ‘Precision munitions, mostly fired from air-or sea-based platforms, accounted for 7 percent of all ordnance expended during Operation Desert Storm.’
  • 20) ‘By the time I released my ordnance, I was only five miles in trail.’
  • 21) ‘Charlie Q. Cutshaw served as a U.S. Army infantry, ordnance, and military intelligence officer.’
  • 22) ‘This selection is made from a list of hundreds of active-duty personnel of the Navy and Marine Corps aviation ordnance community.’
  • 23) ‘That was small consolation for an ordnance department that had to supply ammunition to the frontlines in more than a dozen different calibers.’
  • 24) ‘It took the personal intervention of President Lincoln to get the ordnance department to start buying repeaters.’
  • 25) ‘She rejected nine offers before accepting the computing job with the ordnance department.’

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