Definition of ordonnance in English:

ordonnance

Pronunciation: /ˌôdōˈnäNs//ˈôrdn-əns/

noun

  • The systematic or orderly arrangement of parts, especially in art and architecture.

    • ‘Almost from the moment it appeared, Joyce's book began attracting the impassioned adherents who have declared it a masterpiece of care and ordonnance, a joyous comic vision of human love and redemption.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from French, alteration of Old French ordenance (see ordinance).

Pronunciation:

ordonnance

/ˌôdōˈnäNs//ˈôrdn-əns/