ordonnance


or·don·nance

noun \ˌr-də-ˈnäⁿs\

Definition of ORDONNANCE

:  disposition of the parts (as of a literary composition) with regard to one another and the whole :  arrangement

Examples of ORDONNANCE

  1. <the novel's intricate ordonnance might not be apparent to the casual reader>

Origin of ORDONNANCE

French, alteration of Middle French ordenance ordinance
First Known Use: 1644

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