Definition of in the ordinary way in English:

in the ordinary way

phrase

British
  • If the circumstances are or were not exceptional; normally.

    ‘but in the ordinary way we shouldn't expect to hear from him’
    • ‘In those circumstances the policy will, at any rate in the ordinary way, be conclusive evidence of the contract unless and until it has been rectified; the slip cannot be used to add to, explain or contradict the meaning of the policy.’
    • ‘The claimant concedes that in the ordinary way a company cannot recover by way of costs any payment for the time of its employees engaged in investigating or prosecuting its claim.’
    • ‘But in the ordinary way, a competent pleading, which alleges all the relevant facts in accordance with the claimant's instructions, either discloses a cause of action or it does not.’
    • ‘The first is that in the ordinary way costs follow the event.’
    • ‘Plainly individual acts of negligence will not in the ordinary way constitute a breach of this duty.’
    • ‘I wanted to say, in the ordinary way, it should be practicable.’
    • ‘It is in the ordinary way the business of the prosecution to be ready.’
    • ‘Now, as far as time for the notice of appeal is concerned, in the ordinary way, that time will run from the date I make the order, unless time is extended.’
    • ‘The costs ordered to be paid should not in the ordinary way be grossly disproportionate to the fine.’
    • ‘The Rules state the details of immigration policy, and in doing so prescribe in effect which classes of aliens will in the ordinary way be allowed to enter the United Kingdom and which will not.’
    usually, traditionally, normally, as a rule, conventionally, generally, in the ordinary way, ordinarily, commonly
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