Ordinaries
Ordinary Or"di*na*ry, n.; pl. {Ordinaries} (-r[i^]z). 1. (Law) (a) (Roman Law) An officer who has original jurisdiction in his own right, and not by deputation. (b) (Eng. Law) One who has immediate jurisdiction in matters ecclesiastical; an ecclesiastical judge; also, a deputy of the bishop, or a clergyman appointed to perform divine service for condemned criminals and assist in preparing them for death. (c) (Am. Law) A judicial officer, having generally the powers of a judge of probate or a surrogate. [1913 Webster]

2. The mass; the common run. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I see no more in you than in the ordinary Of nature's salework. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is so common, or continued, as to be considered a settled establishment or institution. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Spain had no other wars save those which were grown into an ordinary. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

4. Anything which is in ordinary or common use. [1913 Webster]

Water buckets, wagons, cart wheels, plow socks, and other ordinaries. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

5. A dining room or eating house where a meal is prepared for all comers, at a fixed price for the meal, in distinction from one where each dish is separately charged; a table d'h[^o]te; hence, also, the meal furnished at such a dining room. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

All the odd words they have picked up in a coffeehouse, or a gaming ordinary, are produced as flowers of style. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

He exacted a tribute for licenses to hawkers and peddlers and to ordinaries. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

6. (Her.) A charge or bearing of simple form, one of nine or ten which are in constant use. The {bend}, {chevron}, {chief}, {cross}, {fesse}, {pale}, and {saltire} are uniformly admitted as ordinaries. Some authorities include bar, bend sinister, pile, and others. See {Subordinary}. [1913 Webster]

{In ordinary}. (a) In actual and constant service; statedly attending and serving; as, a physician or chaplain in ordinary. An ambassador in ordinary is one constantly resident at a foreign court. (b) (Naut.) Out of commission and laid up; -- said of a naval vessel.

{Ordinary of the Mass} (R. C. Ch.), the part of the Mass which is the same every day; -- called also the {canon of the Mass}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • ordinaries — or·di·nar·y || É”rdnerɪ / ɔːdnrɪ adj. regular, common n. ecclesiastical judge, priest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • All Ordinaries — S P/ASX All Ordinaries Stammdaten Staat Australien Börse Australian Securities Exchange ISIN XC0009693018 WKN …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Supplication against the Ordinaries — The Supplication against the Ordinaries was a petition passed by the House of Commons in 1532. It was the result of grievances against Church of England prelates and the clergy. Ordinaries in this Act means a cleric, such as the residential… …   Wikipedia

  • Variations of ordinaries — In heraldry, in addition to the variations of the line that can be applied to both ordinaries and the field, there are some variations of ordinaries that can only be applied to them. The arms of Champagne show cotices potented and counter… …   Wikipedia

  • All Ordinaries — Established in January 1980, the All Ordinaries (colloquially, the All Ords ; also known as the All Ordinaries Index, AOI) is the oldest index of shares in Australia, so called because it contains nearly all ordinary (or common) shares listed on… …   Wikipedia

  • All-Ordinaries Stock Index — A stock index comprised of common shares from the Australian Stock Exchange. The All Ordinaries Index is the most quoted benchmark for Australian equities. The ASX is responsible for calculating and distributing the index and its returns. The All …   Investment dictionary

  • ИНДЕКС All ordinaries — ведущий индекс на сиднейской бирже в Австралии. Райзберг Б.А., Лозовский Л.Ш., Стародубцева Е.Б.. Современный экономический словарь. 2 е изд., испр. М.: ИНФРА М. 479 с.. 1999 …   Экономический словарь

  • All Ordinaries —    The All Ordinaries Share Price Index or All Ords is the benchmark index for the Australian stock market. It is a capitalization weighted index consisting of over 300 stocks.    ■ www.asx.com ■    ► See also Capitalization weighted Index …   Financial and business terms

  • All-Ordinaries index — /ˌɔl ɔdənəriz ˈɪndɛks/ (say .awl awduhnuhreez indeks) noun (sometimes lower case) (on the Australian Stock Exchange) an index which gives a weighted average of the ordinary share prices of a specified large group of companies expressed in… …   Australian English dictionary

  • (the) All-Ordinaries Index — the All Ordinaries Index UK US a list of numbers that represent the price of shares on the Australian stock exchange , based on the average price of the most successful shares. In Australia, this is often simply called the All Ords . Thesaurus:… …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”