Meaning of ordonnance in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɔːdənəns/


mass noun
  • The systematic or orderly arrangement of parts, especially in art and architecture.

    • ‘Almost from the moment it appeared, Joyce's book began attracting the impassioned adherents who have declared it a masterpiece of care and ordonnance, a joyous comic vision of human love and redemption.’


Mid 17th century from French, alteration of Old French ordenance (see ordinance).