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ordonnance

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noun or·don·nance \ˌȯr-də-ˈnäⁿs\

Definition of ordonnance

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



Examples of ordonnance in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology of ordonnance

French, alteration of Middle French ordenance ordinance


First Known Use: 1644


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