ordinariness

ordinariness
ordinary ADJECTIVE 1) with no distinctive features; normal or usual. 2) (of a judge, archbishop, or bishop) exercising authority by virtue of office and not by delegation.
NOUN (pl. ordinaries) 1) (Ordinary) those parts of a Roman Catholic service, especially the Mass, which do not vary from day to day. 2) a rule or book laying down the order of divine service. 3) Heraldry any of the simplest principal charges used in coats of arms.
out of the ordinary — Cf. ↑out of the ordinary
DERIVATIVES ordinarily adverb ordinariness noun.
ORIGIN Latin ordinarius 'orderly' , from ordo 'order' .

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