normal/ordinary course of events

Definition of normal/ordinary course of events

:the way things usually happen
  • It's something you would never see in the normal/ordinary course of events.

Word by Word Definitions

normal play
  1. : perpendicular

  2. : according with, constituting, or not deviating from a norm, rule, or principle

  3. : conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern

  1. : a normal line

  2. : the portion of a normal line to a plane curve between the curve and the x-axis

  3. : one that is normal

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

course play
  1. : the act or action of moving in a path from point to point

  2. : the path over which something moves or extends: such as

  3. : racecourse

  1. : to follow close upon : pursue

  2. : to hunt or pursue (game) with hounds

  3. : to cause (dogs) to run (as after game)

event play events
  1. : outcome

  2. : the final outcome or determination of a legal action

  3. : a postulated outcome, condition, or eventuality


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