ordinance

ordinance, ordnance, ordonnance
An ordinance is ‘an authoritative order’, ordnance is ‘a branch of government service dealing with military stores and materials, and ordonnance is ‘a plan or method of literary or artistic competition’ or ‘an order of architecture’. Ordnance Survey is an official UK survey organization, originally under the Master of Ordnance, that produces large-scale detailed maps of each region of the country.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Ordinance — Or di*nance, n. [OE. ordenance, OF. ordenance, F. ordonnance. See {Ordain}, and cf. {Ordnance}, {Ordonnance}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Orderly arrangement; preparation; provision. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] They had made their ordinance Of victual …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • ordinance — (n.) c.1300, an authoritative direction, decree, or command (narrower or more transitory than a law), from O.Fr. ordenance (Mod.Fr. ordonnance), from M.L. ordinantia, from L. ordinantem (nom. ordinans), prp. of ordinare put in order (see ORDAIN… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ordinance — canon, precept, *law, rule, regulation, statute …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ordinance — [n] law, rule authorization, canon, code, command, decree, dictum, direction, edict, enactment, fiat, mandate, order, precept, prescript, reg, regulation, ruling, statute, ukase; concept 318 …   New thesaurus

  • ordinance — ► NOUN formal 1) an authoritative order. 2) a religious rite. 3) N. Amer. a by law. ORIGIN Old French ordenance, from Latin ordinare arrange, ordain …   English terms dictionary

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