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adj. regular, customary and continuing, and not unusual or extraordinary, as in ordinary expense, ordinary handling, ordinary risks, or ordinary skill.

ordinary

adjective accepted, accustomary, average, banal, boring, bourgeois, bromidic, colloquial, commonplace, communis, conventional, customary, daily, drab, established, expected, familiar, fixed, frequent, general, generally pracciced, habitual, hackneyed, homely, homespun, household, humdrum, insipid, known, mediocre, middling, normal, oft-repeated, pedestrian, philistine, platitudinous, plebeian, plentiful, popular, prevailing, prevalent, prosaic, prosaical, recognized, regular, regulation, repeated, representative, rife, simple, stale, standard, stereotyped, stock, taken for granted, traditional, trite, unassuming, undistinguished, unexceptional, unimaginative, unoriginal, unvaried, usual, vernacular, wearisome, well-trodden, well-worn, widespread, wonted, workaday
Associated concepts: necessary expenses, ordinary care and skill, ordinary course of business, ordinary course of trade, ordinary duty, ordinary expenses, ordinary income, ordinary loss, ordinary meaning, ordinary negligence, orrinary prudent person, ordinary reasonable man, ordinary risk, ordinary standard of care, ordinary use, ordinary wear and tear
Foreign phrases: Recurrendum est ad extraordinarium quando non valet ordinarium.Resort must be made to the extraordinary when the ordinary does not succeed.
See also: accustomed, average, common, conventional, customary, daily, familiar, general, habitual, household, imperfect, informal, jejune, mediocre, mundane, nondescript, normal, orthodox, passable, pedestrian, poor, prevalent, prosaic, regular, standard, trite, typical, usual

ORDINARY, civil and eccl. law. An officer who has original jurisdiction in his own right and not by deputation.
     2. In England the ordinary is an officer who has immediate jurisdiction in ecclesiastical causes. Co. Litt. 344.
     3. In the United States, the ordinary possesses, in those states where such officer exists, powers vested in him by the constitution and acts of the legislature, In South Carolina, the ordinary is a judicial officer. 1 Rep. Const. Ct. 26; 2 Rep. Const. Ct. 384.

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The kind of hierarch and his much more kind-hearted Da-mo (lady) made all arrangements for my journey.
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Thirteen bishops of Great Russian origin and merely two Ukrainian hierarchs were consecrated in the 1760s.
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In response to these concerns, the desperate pleas of the servant of God Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky (who visited Canada himself to see the suffering of his faithful), and the ever-increasing flow of Catholic souls to Orthodoxy, the Latin hierarchs of Canada relented their opposition and the first Ukrainian Catholic Bishop of Canada, B1.
He said those bonds still flourish, noting that current Catholic Bishop Robert McManus joined Metropolitan Methodios of Boston in celebrating the Feast of the Three Hierarchs in services held January of 2006 at the Greek cathedral.
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On the other hand, embarrassed by a candidate more Catholic than they, the hierarchs may prefer to stand quietly in solidarity with the Washington media who would kill Dennis's candidacy by neglect.
Manolis, an active participant in the life of the Orthodox Church in America for more than forty years, deserves our gratitude for bringing together and publishing for the first time acts and documents, epistles and minutes, as well as correspondence between hierarchs and diplomats, all of which bear on the life, problems, and work of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in the first four decades of the twentieth century.