Definition of pre-ordinance in English:

pre-ordinance

noun

rare, archaic
  • Ordinance, rule, or design established in advance, especially by divine will; previous design.

Origin

Late 15th century. From pre- + ordinance, probably after post-classical Latin preordinancia.

Pronunciation

pre-ordinance

/priːˈɔːd(ɪ)nəns//ˌpriːˈɔːd(ə)nəns/