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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.

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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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It is not by mere chance that Dragomirna monastery built by Anastasie Crimca and Miron Barnovschi was, among other things (3), one of the models used for building "The Three Holy Hierarchs" Monastery.
If departure from a single-owner standard and delegation of authority to mediating hierarchs "works" for public corporations, such a model of firm governance would seem to produce the same or even greater benefits for other firms, where employees and creditors are arguably more vulnerable to opportunism by residual claimants, and residual claimants are less vulnerable, and thus less in need of the protection accorded by a single-owner model.
Thirteen bishops of Great Russian origin and merely two Ukrainian hierarchs were consecrated in the 1760s.
Being the internal security czar, it was as much his responsibility as was the Sindh hierarchs' to prevent that imminent thuggish strike on a sensitive installation like the airport and that too of the hub of the nation's all commerce and trade.
THE HOUSE education committee has proposed the scrapping of the January 30 school holiday honouring Three Hierarchs who were made saints by the Greek Orthodox Church for their contribution to Christian theology; this is also the day of Greek letters.
Had the incumbent hierarchs ever cared to know who came to militant commander Maulvi Faqir Mohammad's aid when he mounted an armed challenge to the state in the Bajaur Agency?
Fox's insights reveal mat the erasure of Vaticann II was so advanced that increasingly timid, fearful and unprophetic hierarchs would, in an unprecedented church leadership crisis, elect as pope the chief architect of the erasure and the crisis.
The newly appointed corporate hierarchs are quick to reassure their troops that no further changes are envisioned, even as they slip lists of doomed underlings to the human resources department.
After the suit was filed, five hierarchs of the archdiocese's ruling synod condemned the archbishop's actions.
examines in minute detail the ups and downs of Athanasius' long pontificate in Alexandria, his conflicts with other hierarchs, with the emperor, his victories and defeats, and he seeks to demonstrate that the recollections of Athanasius are not always in accord with the historical facts.