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In ordinary

  • . (a) In actual and constant service; statedly attending and serving; as, a physician or chaplain in ordinary. An ambassador in ordinary is one constantly resident at a foreign court. (b) (Naut.) Out of commission and laid up; said of a naval vessel.
Webster 1913

ordinary annuity

  • noun an annuity paid in a series of more or less equal payments at the end of equally spaced periods

ordinary bicycle

  • noun an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel

ordinary care

  • noun the care that a reasonable man would exercise under the circumstances; the standard for determining legal duty
    due care; reasonable care.

ordinary life insurance

  • noun insurance on the life of the insured for a fixed amount at a definite premium that is paid each year in the same amount during the entire lifetime of the insured
    whole life insurance; straight life insurance.

Ordinary of the Mass

  • (R. C. Ch.), the part of the Mass which is the same every day; called also the canon of the Mass.
Webster 1913

ordinary seaman

  • . See Ordinary.
  • (Naut.), one not expert or fully skilled, and hence ranking below an able seaman.
Webster 1913

ordinary shares

  • noun stock other than preferred stock; entitles the owner to a share of the corporation's profits and a share of the voting power in shareholder elections
    common stock; common shares.
    • over 40 million Americans invest in common stocks

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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