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  • n. Plural form of ordinary.

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Examples

  • Its "ordinaries" -- church jargon for a bishop with full authority -- will "usually be appointed from among former Anglican clergy" and may be either an unmarried bishop or a married priest.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • These faculties are no longer accorded only to the bishop in his own person but to the ordinaries, that is to say, to the bishop, to his successor, to the administrator pro tem of the diocese, and to the vicar general, to vicars apostolic, prefects, etc.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • Thus when the Holy See is vacant, the ordinaries are the College of Cardinals and the cardinal camerlengo; when a diocese the chapter and also the vicar capitular, and in general the interimary administrator; so, too, the vicar, for religious orders.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • "At the houses of entertainment called ordinaries into which a stranger went, he was presently followed by one appointed to that office who would thrust himself into his company uninvited, and if he called for more drink than the officer thought, in his judgment, he could soberly bear away, he would presently countermand it, and appoint the proportion beyond which he could not get one drop."

    Customs and Fashions in Old New England

  • Josselyn complained bitterly that during his visit to New England in 1663 at "houses of entertainment called ordinaries into which a stranger went, he was presently followed by one appointed to that office who would thrust himself into his company uninvited, and if he called for more drink than the officer thought in his judgment he could soberly bear away, he would presently countermand it, and appoint the proportion beyond which he could not get one drop."

    Sabbath in Puritan New England

  • So I told all these things to the cardinal and then he said, "So, here’s what Rome proposes to you: We want a solution in which we solve the problem of bishops, bishops who would be ordinaries, that is, true bishops, maybe with dioceses, and priests and faithful."

    Motu Proprio "Ecclesiae Unitatem" - in English

  • He sometimes inspected the "ordinaries" and made complaint of any disorders which he there discovered, and gave in the names of "idle tiplers and gamers," and he could warn the tavern-keeper to sell no more liquor to any toper whom he knew or fancied was drinking too heavily.

    Sabbath in Puritan New England

  • In fully developed accounts of early bike races, hard-wheeled "ordinaries" (with a big front wheel) tangle with "safeties" (two equal-sized wheels), and Power Bars are a basket of broiled chicken with stale bread.

    Portland Mercury

  • How do you see GE and would you buy more equity and if so would you consider a different class such as ordinaries as opposed to preferreds?

    DealBook

  • In its announcement Tuesday, the Vatican said its forthcoming Apostolic Constitution will contain provisions for ordaining married ex-Anglican priests, appointing unmarried former Anglican clergy as "ordinaries," or bishops, and allowing ex-Anglicans to retain their spiritual and liturgical identities after joining the Roman Catholic Church.

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