ordonnance

noun
or·​don·​nance | \ ˌȯr-də-ˈnäⁿs How to pronounce ordonnance (audio) \

Definition of ordonnance

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

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Examples of ordonnance in a Sentence

the novel's intricate ordonnance might not be apparent to the casual reader

First Known Use of ordonnance

1644, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ordonnance

French, alteration of Middle French ordenance ordinance

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The first known use of ordonnance was in 1644

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Cite this Entry

“Ordonnance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ordonnance. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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