- the proper or orderly arrangement of parts, as in a painting or literary work
- in France, an ordinance, law, or decree
Origin of ordonnanceFrench ; from Old French ordenance: see ordinance
Origin of ordonnanceFrench, variant of Old French ordenance, an arranging; see ordinance.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.