The definition of an ordinance is a rule or law enacted by local government.(noun)
A law about parking enacted by local government is an example of an ordinance.
See ordinance in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr ordenance < ordener: see ordain
See ordinance in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English ordinaunce
Origin: , from Old French ordenance
Origin: , from Medieval Latin ōrdinantia
Origin: , from Latin ōrdināns, ōrdinant-
Origin: , present participle of ōrdināre, to ordain
Origin: , from ōrdō, ōrdin-, order; see ar- in Indo-European roots.
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