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"ordinance" in British English

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ordinancenoun [C]

uk   /ˈɔː.dɪ.nəns/ us   /ˈɔːr.dən.əns/ formal
a law or rule made by a government or authority: City Ordinance 126 forbids the parking of cars in this area.
(Definition of ordinance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ordinance" in American English

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ordinancenoun [C]

us   /ˈɔr·dən·əns/
social studies a law or rule made by a government or authority: A city ordinance forbids the parking of cars in this area.
(Definition of ordinance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ordinance" in Business English

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ordinancenoun [C]

uk   /ˈɔːdɪnəns/ us   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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ordinance”
in Chinese (Simplified) 法令, 法规, 条令,条例…
in Turkish yasa, yönetmelik…
in Russian указ, закон…
in Chinese (Traditional) 法令, 法規, 條令,條例…
in Polish rozporządzenie, zarządzenie…
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