how to pronounce ordinance


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ordinance is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of ordinance in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… leadership of mayor ordinance the town …”

meanings of ordinance


  1. A religious practice or ritual prescribed by the church.
  2. An edict or decree, authoritative order.
  3. A local law.
  4. Prior to the Third English Civil War, a decree of Parliament.
  5. Detailed legislation that translates the broad principles of the university's charter and statutes into practical effect.

ordinance frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ordinance occurs in english on average 1.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ordinance can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ordinance can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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