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ordinary

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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In the process, both the ruling hierarchs of Sindh and Islamabad are coming across to the people all over the land as chicaners and imposters, no leaders or the people's friends.
Even the much-touted loan scheme of the hierarchs is not going to make much of a dent on unemployment that is in a bursting spate, particularly in the countryside.
It would hence be the nation's grievous misfortune if even now the hierarchs understand not that just dialogue won't be enough to cope with the stalking terrorism monstrosity bloodying the citizens variously in the country's different parts.
That, of course, brings additionally tremendous personal projection to the ruling hierarchs, though that does make available increased facilities to the city-dwellers, even specialised health services.
Catholicism's system of governance will break down, but we don't know how soon or how gracefully hierarchs will adjust to new realities.
The talks may take their own course while the hierarchs should be doing strenuously what they have been not doing at all, and if doing then only perfunctorily.
I find it difficult to believe that the current structure of the institutional church will ever "collapse" without a revolution that isolates the hierarchs from the rest of the Catholic community until they wither away.
The ruling hierarchs at the centre and in the provinces must understand that if availability goes up with their combined efforts, that will bring political dividends not just to one party but to them all.
If our hierarchs neither lead, follow, nor get out of the way, they will lose their status as teachers, perhaps permanently.
Still, if unbelievably such ignoramuses were these hierarchs not to know this, they would have known this now when they are in the saddle for more than seven months.
No one thought that the American "laity," ever so often, has been more "conservative" than "liberal," more nationalist than supernationalist, not more but less spiritual than some of the older priests and hierarchs.
And for Islamabad hierarchs, it is now a titanic iceberg out there to tackle.