Definition of Ordnung in English:

Ordnung

noun

  • In the Amish community: an unwritten but strictly upheld code of behaviour, reviewed and updated twice yearly by the church's leaders and subject to endorsement by its members.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Mennonite Quarterly Review. From German Ordnung order (Old High German ordinunga from ordinōn (from classical Latin ōrdināre) + -unga), via specifically use in Pennsylvania German.

Pronunciation

Ordnung

/ˈɔːdnʊŋ/