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Meaning of “ordinance” in the English Dictionary

"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   us   /ˈɔːdɪnəns/ LAW, GOVERNMENT
a ​law, usually one made by a city or ​regionalgovernment: The ordinance would ​requireapartmentmanagers to ​verify that ​renters are US ​citizens. Under the ordinance, a ​municipalcourtjudge also will have the ​right to ​suspendoffenders from ​driving for six months. a city/county/​local ordinance azoning/​restriction/​immigration ordinancepass/approve/enforce an ordinance After town-hall ​meetings, the city ​passed an ordinance that ​limits the ​number of ​chainrestaurants.
(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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