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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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This edition of android is designed to run very light, such that even devices running on 1GB of RAM, which would ordinarily be disastrous in terms of speed, feel fluid.
Their repeated subpoenas brazenly ignored, the Department of Justice prosecutors are said to have considered the cases for serious illegal detention submitted for resolution-meaning, ordinarily, a finding of probable cause may be forthcoming solely on the basis of the testimonial and/or documentary evidence of the complainants (expelled members); meaning, ordinarily, any time soon, charges may be filed in court for such nonbailable crimes; meaning, ordinarily, the executives of that religious group may be thrown in jail indefinitely.
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67(a) in Scott, 328 F3d 132 (2003).The court noted, however, that "[o]ther costs ordinarily incurred by masts, such as fees paid to trustees, expenses associated with judicial accountings, and the costs of preparing and filing fiduciary income tax returns, are not ordinarily incurred by individual taxpayers, and they would be fully deductible under the exception created by [section] 67(e)" Id.
Woodruff and his colleagues have been working with engineers at cutting tool manufacturer Sandvik Coromant (Fairlawn, NJ; www.coromant.sandvik.com/us) on tools and process parameters for CGI machining, specially for cylinder boring as this process, wherein the tool is ordinarily engaged continuously, has low tool life.
While walking Gretzky, a dog thrust upon him and his family by the wife of his dad's boss, he finds that girls who would not ordinarily even notice him actually stop to talk to him while admiring and playing with Gretzky.
Certainly alcohol can act as a breaker of inhibitions, sometimes causing ordinarily sensible people to act recklessly or say outrageous things.
The claim that there's really nothing personal or private about the phone call records--which tell the NSA who calls whom, when, and for how long--is a tenuous basis for defending data collection that ordinarily requires a court order or the customer's consent.
The option would enable people who have certain medical conditions, including a history of heart attacks, strokes or Alzheimer's disease, to apply for special medical underwriting, which might result in higher annuity payments or lower purchase payments than would ordinarily be available.