in the ordinary way

Definition of in the ordinary way


  1. :  in the normal or usual way :  as something is always done They had their morning coffee in the ordinary way, reading the paper and not speaking until they were finished.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a prelate exercising original jurisdiction over a specified territory or group

    :  a clergyman appointed formerly in England to attend condemned criminals

    :  a judge of probate in some states of the U.S.

  1. :  of a kind to be expected in the normal order of events :  routine, usual

    :  having or constituting immediate or original jurisdiction

    :  belonging to such jurisdiction

  1. :  a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place

    :  an opening for passage

    :  the course traveled from one place to another :  route

  1. :  of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route

  1. :  by a long distance :  to a considerable degree or extent :  far

    :  by far :  much

    :  very

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a dividing ridge between drainage areas

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