ordinance

Definitions

Construction

  • An authoritative rule of law, public decree, or regulation enacted by a municipality or other political subdivision fully enforceable through the court system.

Law

  • noun a special decree of a government
  • noun a rule made by a municipal authority, and effective only within the jurisdiction of that authority

Politics

  • noun a law or rule made by an authority
  • noun a rule made by a town council which is effective only within the town
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