ordinance ordinance  /ˈɔr də nəns/


  1. (n) an authoritative rule
  2. (n) a statute enacted by a city government
  3. (n) the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders



  1. A city councilman in Miami Gardens, Florida has proposed an ordinance that could penalize banks that fail to offer modifications before starting foreclosure proceedings.
  2. The living-wage ordinance, passed by the city council after ferocious campaigning by organized labor and its business opponents, is the country's first directed at big retailers.
  3. An ordinance will go into effect this week in Vista, Calif.


  1. Damman: Ordinance illegally rids Marysville police and fire chiefs

    A few seemingly harmless language changes to a city ordinance in Marysville turned into another challenge to the city’s proposed public safety department.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Voice

  2. ORDINANCE: Hey, enough already

    The vote is in, the ordinance passed and we should be moving on, but as evidenced by the articles and letters to the editor in the CDA Press, which in themselves prove this clarification of the constitution was so badly needed, we are going to continue to be subjected to the same redundant rants and deliberate misconceptions of what this law does.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Coeur d'Alene Press

  3. Ordinance change limits size, time for open burning

    Burning in Bolivar will be changed slightly with a new ordinance approved by the board of aldermen at their Tuesday, June 11, meeting.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bolivar Herald-Free Press


  1. "This ordinance prevents restaurants from preying on children's love of toys to peddle high-calorie, high-fat, high-sodium kids meals," said Ken Yeager, the county supervisor behind the ban. "This ordinance breaks the link between unhealthy...
    on Apr 27, 2010 By: Ken Yeager Source: AFP

  2. "We will dedicate part of our assistance to early recovery after the conflict at the beginning of the year, notably for urgently needed removal of rubble and unexploded ordinance and for providing assistance for traumatised children,"...
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: Benita Ferrero-Waldner Source: AFP

  3. "This actually is a groundbreaking ordinance," Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates said during the city's Dec. 5 meeting, when the issue received unanimous support during its preliminary introduction to the City Council. "The EPA and the federal...
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Tom Bates Source: BusinessWeek

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