Ordinance

Noun

Definition

1. A command or order; a law or regulation, especially by a city government

2. A custom or practice established by tradition, especially a religious rite

Synonym

  • edict
  • decree
  • law

Antonyms

  • veto
  • disorganization
  • lawlessness

Sentences

  1. The city council adopted an ordinance outlawing the use of engine brakes.
  2. The famous North-West Ordinance was passed by Congress on the 13th of July 1787.

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The Articles of Confederation and the Northwest Ordinance