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ordinance -- as in: passed the ordinance
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • "There is no law, nor reverence for authority, no regard for human ordinances or opinions, right or wrong, mixed up with that child’s composition," remarked he, as much to himself as to his companion.

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  • A small town wants everyone to vote on a local ordinance.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Now that the comfort stations were run under military ordinances and the women not professionals but rather those who had unwittingly enlisted or been conscripted into the wartime women’s volunteer corps, to contribute and sacrifice as all did, the expectation was that the various diseases would be kept more or less in check.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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