She justifies her action, asserting that she was bound to obey the eternal laws of right and wrong in spite of any human ordinance.
I scorn them not, but to defy the State Or break her ordinance I have no skill.
Did they forsooth award him special grace, And as some benefactor bury him, Who came to fire their hallowed sanctuaries, To sack their shrines, to desolate their land, And scout their ordinances?
What ordinance of heaven have I transgressed?
There are no more uses of "ordinance" in the book.
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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.