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Meaning of ordinance

or•di•nance

Pronunciation: (ôr'dn-uns), [key]
  1. an authoritative rule or law; a decree or command.
  2. a public injunction or regulation: a city ordinance against excessive horn blowing.
  3. something believed to have been ordained, as by a deity or destiny.
    1. an established rite or ceremony.
    2. a sacrament.
    3. the communion.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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