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

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

Synoyms and antonyms


1. Decree, law, command

2. Rite, ceremony


1. Higher law


1. In the movie Footloose, the town has an ordinance that forbids anyone from dancing or listening to music.

2. Many religons have ordiances that require fasting on certain days of the year.

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