Meaning of “ordinance” in the English Dictionary

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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
pass/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)