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Not to be confused with Ordnance (disambiguation).

Ordinance may refer to:


  • By-law, a rule established by an organization to regulate itself
  • Local ordinance, a law made by a municipality or other local authority
  • Act of Parliament, in some jurisdictions, such as England when the parliament operated without regal sanction, and a number of British colonies
  • Ordonnance (French constitutional law), in French government, a regulation adopted by the executive in a domain normally reserved for statute law
  • Ordinance (Belgium), a law adopted by the Brussels Parliament or the Common Community Commission
  • Ordinance (university), a particular class of internal legislation in a United Kingdom university
  • Ordinance XX, a law passed down in Pakistan which prevents Ahmadi Muslims from being identified as Muslims


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