municipal ordinance


municipal ordinance
n.
A law enacted by a municipality to regulate local affairs.

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  • municipal ordinance — See ordinance …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • ordinance — or·di·nance / ȯrd ən əns/ n: an authoritative decree or law; esp: a municipal regulation a zoning ordinance Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. ordinance …   Law dictionary

  • Ordinance — Or di*nance, n. [OE. ordenance, OF. ordenance, F. ordonnance. See {Ordain}, and cf. {Ordnance}, {Ordonnance}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Orderly arrangement; preparation; provision. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] They had made their ordinance Of victual …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • municipal — In narrower, more common, sense, it means pertaining to a local governmental unit, commonly, a city or town or other governmental unit. In its broader sense, it means pertaining to the public or governmental affairs of a state or nation or of a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • municipal — In narrower, more common, sense, it means pertaining to a local governmental unit, commonly, a city or town or other governmental unit. In its broader sense, it means pertaining to the public or governmental affairs of a state or nation or of a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • ordinance — A rule established by authority; a permanent rule of action; a law or statute. In its most common meaning, the term is used to designate the enactments of the legislative body of a municipal corporation. It designates a local law of a municipal… …   Black's law dictionary

  • municipal bylaw — A term used in England and to some extent in this country for what is better known as a municipal ordinance. 37 Am J1st Mun Corp § 142 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • ordinance — or‧di‧nance [ˈɔːdnəns ǁ ˈɔːrdnəns] noun [countable] LAW a law of a city or town that forbids or restricts an activity: • zoning ordinances that prohibit certain businesses from operating near churches * * * ordinance UK US /ˈɔːdɪnəns/ noun [C]… …   Financial and business terms

  • ordinance — [ôrd′ n əns] n. [OFr ordenance < ordener: see ORDAIN] 1. a direction or command of an authoritative nature 2. that which is held to be a decree of fate or of a deity 3. an established or prescribed practice or usage, esp. a religious rite ☆ 4 …   English World dictionary

  • municipal code — index ordinance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary


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