Definition of ordonnance in English:


Syllabification: or·don·nance
Pronunciation: /ˈôrdn-əns, ˌôdōˈnäNs


  • The systematic or orderly arrangement of parts, especially in art and architecture.
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    • Almost from the moment it appeared, Joyce's book began attracting the impassioned adherents who have declared it a masterpiece of care and ordonnance, a joyous comic vision of human love and redemption.


mid 17th century: from French, alteration of Old French ordenance (see ordinance).

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