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Noun ordinance has 3 senses
  1. regulation, ordinance - an authoritative rule
    --1 is a kind of rule, prescript
    --1 has particulars: game law; age limit; assize; speed limit
  2. ordinance - a statute enacted by a city government
    --2 is a kind of
    legislative act, statute
    Derived form: verb ordain4
  3. ordination, ordinance - the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders; "the rabbi's family was present for his ordination"
    --3 is a kind of appointment, assignment, designation, naming
    --3 is a part of holy orders
    --3 has particulars: laying on of hands
    Derived forms: verb ordain2, verb ordain3
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