A rule established by authority; a permanent rule of action; a statute, law, regulation, rescript, or accepted usage; an edict or decree; esp., a local law enacted by a municipal government; as, a municipal ordinance.
The local legislation of a city, town, village or county written by the local legislative body. (For example, the common council or the Board of Supervisors. To add to the confusion ordinances are sometimes called regulations as well.) Md. currently has 155 incorporated cities, towns, etc.
a law, rule or regulation issued by the governing body of a local municipality under legal authority granted by the state. Ordinances are limited to the area over which the local governing body has jurisdiction.
The county equivalent of a law. An ordinance is enacted by the county governing body to legislatively address matters not already covered by existing laws, regulations, or ordinances. Typical subjects include zoning, building, and animal control.
1. In O.T. translated from the same words more often translated 'statute'; 2. In N.T. translated the same as other words except diahtahgáy which means "a decree by God" (Acts 17:3; Rom. 13:2). Must be obeyed.
A law adopted by a town or city council, county board of supervisors or other municipal governing board. Typically, local governments issue ordinances establishing zoning and parking rules and regulating noise, garbage removal, and the operation of parks and other areas that affect people who live or do business within the locality's borders.
The local law that sets forth regulations to guide development. The Zoning Ordinance provides broad development guidelines for the uses that can occur in each zoning category (i.e. residential or commercial). Other ordinances such as the Subdivision Ordinance set out very specific standards for how development is to occur (i.e. road and grading requirements).
An executive decision of a government which has not been subjected to a legislative assembly (contrary to a statute). It is often detailed and not, as would be a statute, of general wording or application. This term is in disuse in many jurisdictions and the words "regulations" or "bylaws" are preferred.
A prescribed ceremony related to the reception of a blessing, covenant or ordination - for example, baptism, confirmation, and marriage are all ordinances. An ordinance must be performed by one who has been ordained to the priesthood and authorized to perform the ordinance. Pearl of Great Price Book of scripture translated and written by the Prophet Joseph Smith, including additional records of Abraham and Moses.
In Mormonism, an ordinance is a religious ritual of special significance, often involving a covenant with God. Ordinances are usually performed by members of the priesthood. The term has a meaning roughly similar to that of the term "sacrament" in other Christian sects.
The Ordinance The Ordinance is the written part of a Planning Scheme. The Ordinance describes the effect of any provisions on any particular piece of land. ie. once you have checked the Planning Scheme maps to find out how a particular piece of land is zoned and whether it is affected by an overlay, it is necessary to refer to the Ordinance (written document) to find out the effect these requirements have on that land. All Victorian Planning Scheme Ordinance files are produced as PDFs. An ordinance clause The Ordinance is made up of a number of ordinance clauses. An ordinance clause is a subpart of the Ordinance. eg. Section 32.01 Residential 1 Zone is an ordinance clause. Select to find out how to use the Ordinance. I am having trouble opening ordinance PDF files - what can I do? (Click here) Select to find out how the Ordinance (planning scheme text) is set out. Select to find out how many ordinance files Victoria has.