Associations to the word «Ordinance»


ORDINANCE, noun. A local law, an edict or decree.
ORDINANCE, noun. A religious practice or ritual prescribed by the church.

Dictionary definition

ORDINANCE, noun. An authoritative rule.
ORDINANCE, noun. A statute enacted by a city government.
ORDINANCE, noun. The act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders; "the rabbi's family was present for his ordination".

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky