A law about parking enacted by local government is an example of an ordinance.
Origin of ordinance
- Middle English ordinaunce from Old French ordenance from Medieval Latin ōrdinantia from Latin ōrdināns ōrdinant- present participle of ōrdināre to ordain from ōrdō ōrdin- order ar- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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).