ORDINANCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ORDINANCE
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ordinance
 n.  decree; authoritative command or order
Classic Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  But I move in uncertainty of Jove's ordinance, whether he will that Tyrians and wanderers from Troy be one city, or approve the mingling of peoples and the treaty of union.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FOURTH
2  He burns to flee away and leave the pleasant land, aghast at the high warning and divine ordinance.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FOURTH
3  This done, he hastens to fulfil the Sibyl's ordinance.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SIXTH
4  Son of his, by divine ordinance, and male descent was none, cut off in the early spring of youth.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
5  Then, freed from the oracle, the Lydian people man their fleet, laid by divine ordinance in the foreign captain's hand.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
6  Dismay not my terrors, disastrous birds; I know these beating wings, and the sound of death, nor do I miss high-hearted Jove's haughty ordinance.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TWELFTH
7  In the religious ceremonies of the ancients neither pomp nor splendour were wanting; but to these was joined the ordinance of sacrifice, giving occasion to much bloodshed and cruelty.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II.
8  Elsewhere I have shown that no ordinance is of such advantage to a commonwealth, as one which enforces poverty on its citizens.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXV.
9  And this example proves it, for the kingdom of France would be unconquerable if the ordinance of Charles had been enlarged or maintained.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII — CONCERNING AUXILIARIES, MIXED SOLDIERY, AN...
10  In one hour after, the ordinance was published in London that no vessel bound for France should leave port, not even the packet boat with letters.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 21 THE COUNTESS DE WINTER
11  And as the Roman ordinances with regard to it were productive of much good, so the want of them in Florence has bred much mischief.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII.
12  For every religion has its root in certain fundamental ordinances peculiar to itself.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII.
13  And contriving, in this way to make his designs tally with the auspices, he joined battle, without the army knowing that the ordinances of religion had in any degree been disregarded.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV.
14  And this was possible through the prudence of the English king and the wise ordinances of his kingdom, which never in time of peace relaxes its warlike discipline.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXI.
15  When these ordinances are duly observed, a city will live long in freedom, but when they are neglected, it must soon come to ruin.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXIV.
Example Sentence:
1  If the ordinance is approved, the community of 20000 people could face a long and costly court battle.
2  At the young priest's ordination, the members of the congregation presented him with a set of vestments.