[ US /ˈɔɹdənəns/ ]
[ UK /ˈɔːdɪnəns/ ]
  1. the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders
    the rabbi's family was present for his ordination
  2. an authoritative rule
  3. a statute enacted by a city government
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How To Use ordinance In A Sentence

  • Under the betting ordinance, Hong Kong punters can bet on overseas races, but they must be part of a local racing programme.
  • The legislature also passed the National Rifle Association's bill to prohibit cities and counties from adopting local gun-control ordinances, the same measure I had vetoed in 1989.
  • Prior to the operation, the government promulgated a special ordinance to speed up legal proceedings.
  • Check your local and state building codes and fire ordinances to see if you can use an unvented space heater, if you consider purchasing one.
  • He prays that God would give him strength to praise him: "Let thy judgments help me; let all ordinances and all providences" (both are God's judgments) "further me in glorifying God; let them be the matter of my praise and let them help to fit me for that work. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)
  • It is perfefUy apparent to any perfon who underftands Engllfh, that Csfer by preordinance and firft decree means that ordinance and firft decree he had before paft for Cimber's banifhment. An essay on the writings and genius of Shakespear, compared with the Greek and French dramatic poets : with some remarks upon the misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire
  • Even the old parliamentarians hailed the return of Charles, notwithstanding it was admitted that the protectorate was a vigorous administration; that law and order were enforced; that religious liberty was proclaimed; that the rights of conscience were respected; that literature and science were encouraged; that the morals of the people were purified; that the ordinances of religion were observed; that vice and folly were discouraged; that justice was ably administered; that peace and plenty were enjoyed; that prosperity attended the English arms abroad; and that the nation was as much respected abroad as it was prosperous at home. A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon For the Use of Schools and Colleges
  • First, we should not feel pressured to substitute man's devices for the doctrine and ordinances of God.
  • Another Newton alderman, Charlie Shapiro, said the ordinance was a way for the city, which has an $8 million deficit, to "offload" some responsibility for keeping sidewalks clear. New Shovel-Ready Project
  • In the beginning of 1794 he published a translation of the Ordinances of Menu, on which he had been long employed, and which may be regarded as initiatory to his more copious pandect. Lives of the English Poets
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