Ordinand to Organism
(Or"di*nand`) n. [L. ordinandus, gerundive of ordinare. See Ordain.] One about to be
(Or"di*nant) a. [L. ordinans, p. pr. of ordinare. See Ordain.] Ordaining; decreeing. [Obs.]
(Or"di*nant), n. One who ordains. F. G. Lee.
(Or"di*na*ri*ly) adv. According to established rules or settled method; as a rule; commonly; usually; in
most cases; as, a winter more than ordinarily severe.
Those who ordinarily pride themselves not a little upon their penetration.I. Taylor.
(Or"di*na*ry) a. [L. ordinarius, fr. ordo, ordinis, order: cf. F. ordinaire. See Order.]
1. According to established order; methodical; settled; regular. "The ordinary forms of law." Addison.
2. Common; customary; usual. Shak.
Method is not less reguisite in ordinary conversation that in writing.Addison.
3. Of common rank, quality, or ability; not distinguished by superior excellence or beauty; hence, not distinguished
in any way; commonplace; inferior; of little merit; as, men of ordinary judgment; an ordinary book.
An ordinary lad would have acquired little or no useful knowledge in such a way.Macaulay. Ordinary seaman (Naut.), one not expert or fully skilled, and hence ranking below an able seaman.
Syn. Normal; common; usual; customary. See Normal. Ordinary, Common. A thing is common
in which many persons share or partake; as, a common practice. A thing is ordinary when it is apt to
come round in the regular common order or succession of events.
(Or"di*na*ry), n.; pl. Ordinaries
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.
2. The mass; the common run. [Obs.]
I see no more in you than in the ordinaryShak.
Of nature's salework.
3. That which is so common, or continued, as to be considered a settled establishment or institution.
Spain had no other wars save those which were grown into an ordinary.Bacon.
4. Anything which is in ordinary or common use.
Water buckets, wagons, cart wheels, plow socks, and other ordinaries.Sir W. Scott.