Definition of ordonnance in English:

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

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