- . (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.
noun an annuity paid in a series of more or less equal payments at the end of equally spaced periods
noun an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel
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.
- . See Ordinary.
- (Naut.), one not expert or fully skilled, and hence ranking below an able seaman.
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
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