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ordonnance

Line breaks: or¦don|nance
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːdənəns
 
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Definition of ordonnance in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The systematic or orderly arrangement of parts, especially in art and architecture.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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