Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ordinance

3 senses of ordinance

Sense 1
regulation, ordinance -- (an authoritative rule)
       => rule, prescript -- (prescribed guide for conduct or action)

Sense 2
ordinance -- (a statute enacted by a city government)
       => legislative act, statute -- (an act passed by a legislative body)

Sense 3
ordination, ordinance -- (the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders; "the rabbi's family was present for his ordination")
       => appointment, assignment, designation, naming -- (the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee")

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