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English definition of “ordinance”


noun [C]     /ˈɔːdɪnəns/ LAW, GOVERNMENT
a law , usually one made by a city or regional government : The ordinance would require apartment managers to verify that renters are US citizens . Under the ordinance, a municipal court judge also will have the right to suspend offenders from driving for six months . a city / county / local ordinance a zoning / restriction / immigration ordinancepass/approve/enforce an ordinance After town-hall meetings , the city passed an ordinance that limits the number of chain restaurants .
(Definition of ordinance noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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