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ordinance
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
passed the ordinance
Definition
a rule or law — typically enacted by city government
  • He was incensed against his fate, bitterly disposed towards social ordinances; for they had cooped him up in a corner, out of which there was no legitimate pathway.
    5 — The Woman Pays (54% in)

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exact meaning not specified
  • He expressed his willingness to listen, and she told the story of the baby's illness and the extemporized ordinance.
    2 — Maiden No More (85% in)

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