ordinary


ordinary
or·di·nary adj: of a kind to be expected from the average person or in the normal course of events; broadly: of a common kind or degree
an ordinary proceeding compare extraordinary

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

ordinary
I adjective accepted, accustomary, accustomed, average, banal, boring, bourgeois, bromidic, characteristic, colloquial, commonplace, communis, consuetudinary, conventional, customary, daily, drab, established, expected, familiar, fixed, frequent, general, generally practiced, habitual, hackneyed, homely, homespun, household, humdrum, insipid, known, mediocre, middling, normal, oft-repeated, pedestrian, philistine, platitudinous, plebeian, plentiful, popular, prevailing, prevalent, prosaic, prosaical, quotidianus, recognized, regular, regulation, repeated, representative, rife, simple, stale, standard, stereotyped, stock, taken for granted, traditional, translaticius, trite, typical, unassuming, undistinguished, unexceptional, unexciting, unimaginative, unoriginal, unvaried, usual, vernacular, wearisome, well-trodden, well-worn, widespread, wonted, workaday associated concepts: necessary expenses, ordinary care and skill, ordinary course of business, ordinary course of trade, ordinary duty, ordinary expenses, ordinary income, ordinary loss, ordinary meaning, ordinary negligence, ordinary prudent person, ordinary reasonable man, ordinary risk, ordinary standard of care, ordinary use, ordinary wear and tear foreign phrases:
- Recurrendum est ad extraordinarlum quando non valet ordlnarlum. — Resort must be made to the extraordinary when the ordinary does not succeed.
II index accustomed (customary), average (standard), common (customary), conventional, customary, daily, familiar (customary), general, habitual, household (familiar), imperfect, informal, jejune (dull), mediocre, mundane, nondescript, normal (regular), orthodox, passable, pedestrian, poor (inferior in quality), prevalent, prosaic, regular (conventional), trite, typical, usual

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


ordinary
adj.
Common; usual; normal.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


ordinary
adj.
1 Occurring in the usual course of events; usual and normal.
2 When applied to a judge, having jurisdiction by virtue of office rather than by being assigned same.
3 When applied to a jurisdiction, immediate and original; not delegated or devolved to.
@ ordinary course of business
Conduct of business under usual circumstances, going about business in everyday manner.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

ordinary
adj.
   regular, customary and continuing, and not unusual or extraordinary, as in ordinary expense, ordinary handling, ordinary risks or ordinary skill.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Ordinary — • Denotes any person possessing or exercising ordinary jurisdiction Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Ordinary     Ordinary     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Ordinary — Or di*na*ry, n.; pl. {Ordinaries} ( r[i^]z). 1. (Law) (a) (Roman Law) An officer who has original jurisdiction in his own right, and not by deputation. (b) (Eng. Law) One who has immediate jurisdiction in matters ecclesiastical; an ecclesiastical …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ordinary — Or di*na*ry, a. [L. ordinarius, fr. ordo, ordinis, order: cf. F. ordinaire. See {Order}.] 1. According to established order; methodical; settled; regular. The ordinary forms of law. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. Common; customary; usual. Shak. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ordinary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) with no distinctive features; normal or usual. 2) (of a judge, archbishop, or bishop) exercising authority by virtue of office and not by delegation. ► NOUN (pl. ordinaries) 1) (Ordinary) those parts of a Roman Catholic service,… …   English terms dictionary

  • ordinary — (adj.) mid 15c., belonging to the usual order or course, from O.Fr. ordinarie, from L. ordinarius customary, regular, usual, orderly, from ordo (gen. ordinis) order (see ORDER (Cf. order) (n.)). Various noun usages, dating to late 14c. and common …   Etymology dictionary

  • ordinary — Shortened designation for ordinary mail …   Glossary of postal terms

  • ordinary — [adj1] common, regular accustomed, customary, established, everyday, familiar, frequent, general, habitual, humdrum*, natural, normal, popular, prevailing, public, quotidian, routine, run of the mill*, settled, standard, stock, traditional,… …   New thesaurus

  • ordinary — [ôrd′ n er΄ē] n. pl. ordinaries [OFr & ML: OFr ordinarie < ML(Ec) ordinarius < L, an overseer, orig., orderly, regular < ordo,ORDER] 1. a) an official having jurisdiction within a specified area by right of the office he or she holds;… …   English World dictionary

  • ordinary — adj *common, familiar, popular, vulgar Analogous words: *usual, customary, habitual, wonted, accustomed Antonyms: extraordinary Contrasted words: *abnormal, atypical, aberrant: *exceptional: *irregular …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ordinary — 1. noun At common law, one who had exempt and immediate jurisdiction in causes ecclesiastical. Also a bishop; and an archbishop is the ordinary of the whole province, to visit and receive appeals from inferior jurisdictions. Also a commissary or… …   Black's law dictionary

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