Definition of ordonnance in English:

ordonnance

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.’

Pronunciation

ordonnance

/ˈôrd(ə)nəns/ /ˈɔrd(ə)nəns/

Origin

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