- an established rite or ceremony.
- a sacrament.
- the communion.
Origin of ordinance
Examples from the Web for ordinance
Call 575-8330 and tell the Fayetteville City Council members and Mayor Jordan to vote ‘no’ on ordinance 119.
On October 2011, the prefecture established an ordinance imposing fines and potential jail time.
C.J. Grisham of OpenCarryTexas.org mostly spoke out against a San Antonio ordinance that outlaws the open carry of loaded weapons.Gun Rights Advocates Descend on the Alamo for a Well-Armed Gun Rally|Pete Freedman|October 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
DC, alas, does not have an ordinance against such plants, though local laws against bamboo are apparently rising in popularity.
“With the recent incident out of Sanford, we reviewed the ordinance,” Rodriguez said.Parties Avoid Talk of Trayvon Martin Death in Shadow of Tampa|Matthew DeLuca|August 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There is no ordinance obliging us to fight those who are stronger than ourselves.
In it were five tuneable bells, which Sir William Waller or his army melted into ordinance, or rather sold.Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2)|John Aubrey
He attended to the ordinance and went a distance of about four miles to stay over night.Scraps of Biography|Various
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God.Hell|Robert G. Ingersoll
People, however, sometimes treat the ordinance as though it were their act toward God, and not primarily his act toward them.Bertha and Her Baptism|Nehemiah Adams
British Dictionary definitions for ordinance
Word Origin for ordinance
Word Origin and History for ordinance
c.1300, "an authoritative direction, decree, or command" (narrower or more transitory than a law), from Old French ordenance (Modern French ordonnance) or directly from Medieval Latin ordinantia, from Latin ordinantem (nominative ordinans), present participle of ordinare "put in order" (see ordain). By early 14c. senses had emerged of "arrangement in ranks or rows" (especially in order of battle), also "warlike provisions, equipment" (a sense now in ordnance).