in the ordinary way

Definition of in the ordinary way

British
: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

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

  2. : a clergyman appointed formerly in England to attend condemned criminals

  3. : 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

  2. : having or constituting immediate or original jurisdiction

  3. : of common quality, rank, or ability

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

  2. : an opening for passage

  3. : 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

  2. : by far : much

  3. : very


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