ordinance

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1. A local law.
2. Real Estate: Municipal rules governing the use of land.

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You may want to read up on any new ordinance if you will be doing business in a new place that you haven't been before.

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During a 2012 concert at Hyde Park London, organizers had to cut a Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen set short due to a local noise ordinance that did not allow concerts to continue after a certain hour.

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My company came close to buying land on the outskirts of town, but we decided not to when we found out the town had an ordinance that would legally bar us from building a factory there.

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