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ordinance
used in Julius Caesar

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Definition
a rule or law — typically enacted by city government
  • These couchings and these lowly courtesies Might fire the blood of ordinary men, And turn pre-ordinance and first decree Into the law of children.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — Rome. Before the Capitol; the Senate sitting (16% in)
  • ...in wonder, To see the strange impatience of the Heavens: But if you would consider the true cause Why all these fires, why all these gliding ghosts, Why birds and beasts,from quality and kind; Why old men, fools, and children calculate;— Why all these things change from their ordinance, Their natures, and preformed faculties To monstrous quality;—why, you shall find That Heaven hath infused them with these spirits, To make them instruments of fear and warning Unto some monstrous state.
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — The same. A street (42% in)

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