What does ordinance mean?

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ˈɔr dn ənsor·di·nance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regulation, ordinancenoun

    an authoritative rule

  2. ordinancenoun

    a statute enacted by a city government

  3. ordination, ordinancenoun

    the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders

    "the rabbi's family was present for his ordination"

Wiktionary

  1. ordinancenoun

    a local law or regulation.

    Etymology: From Middle English (ca. 1300), from Old French ordenance (Modern French ordonnance) "decree, command", from Middle Latin ordinantia, from ordinans, the present participle of Latin ordinare "put in order" (whence ordain).

  2. ordinancenoun

    a religious practice or ritual prescribed by the church.

    Etymology: From Middle English (ca. 1300), from Old French ordenance (Modern French ordonnance) "decree, command", from Middle Latin ordinantia, from ordinans, the present participle of Latin ordinare "put in order" (whence ordain).

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  1. Ordinance

    In Mormonism, an ordinance is a religious ritual of special significance, often involving the formation of a covenant with God. Ordinances are performed by the authority of the priesthood and in the name of Jesus Christ. The term has a meaning roughly similar to that of the term "sacrament" in other Christian denominations. There are numerous Latter Day Saint ordinances, many of which are also practiced by other Christian denominations. For example, Mormons practice Baptism, Confirmation and Sacrament. Some ordinances that are unique to Mormonism are usually associated with and performed in LDS temples. These ordinances include the Endowment and sealings.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ordinance in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ordinance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of ordinance in a Sentence

  1. Dennis Jordan:

    My guns are not hurting anybody. I have no intent of hurting anybody, i am not going to be allowed to own my guns because of this ordinance. I am ready to move out of this place. You just want to control people. You want to take away my right to protect people.

  2. Kshama Sawant:

    I am a little confused by this resolution, we have not pushed for resolutions in place of ordinances where it is possible, realistic, and necessary from a political and moral standpoint for the council to have an ordinance passed.

  3. Deputy Police Chief Matt Barnes:

    A fun snowball fight is a fun snowball fight, and that's not something we enforce this ordinance with.

  4. Stuart Fletcher:

    The health insurance market is still quite a nascent market, there is tonnes of headroom for growth, we are doing all the preparatory work to be able to move quickly as soon as the ordinance is turned into statute.

  5. Greg Harris:

    ( iStock) A similar city nudity ordinance had been in effect in Loveland before the September ruling. Krokos informed the officer of how the topless ban law was now unconstitutional, but Effie Krokos recalls him only hearing rumors about Fort Collins, not Loveland, according to the outlet. COLORADO WOMAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO 1996 BABY FAITH COLD CASE MURDER Ive heard rumor of it in Fort Collins but Fort Collins was Fort Collins. But not throughout the state.

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