Ordinary Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Ordinary, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Ordinary?

Something that is very common,ordinary or average with no special qualities or degree of importance.

History and Meaning of Ordinary

The term "ordinary" comes from the Latin word "ordinarius" which means "regular" or "usual". Something that is "ordinary" is considered common, average, or not special in any way. It can refer to anything from an object, to a person or even an event.

Examples of Ordinary

  1. "I had an ordinary sandwich for lunch today."
  2. "The design of the house is rather ordinary and not noteworthy."
  3. "The music at the concert was just ordinary, nothing special."
  4. "The movie was an ordinary action flick with no real twists or surprises."
  5. "The costume for the play was ordinary and did not stand out."

Legal Terms Similar to Ordinary

  1. Average: A term used in statistics to represent a numerical value that represents the central tendency of a set of data.
  2. Common: Something that is widespread or generally accepted.
  3. Run-of-the-mill: A colloquial phrase used to describe something ordinary or average.
  4. Standard: A level of quality or attainment that is considered acceptable or normal within a particular industry or field.