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in ordinary

1. In regular or active service (to another person). Primarily heard in UK. I'm the counsel in ordinary to the prime minister—please let me through!
2. Of a naval vessel, not currently being used. No, that ship is in ordinary these days—it needs some extensive repairs.
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It rose to second place from third in term life and total life, to second from fifth in group life thanks to a 73.5% increase, and to third from fourth in ordinary life.
Northwestern Mutual moved from second to first in ordinary life.
Don't forget to talk to us." These dreams invited both a continuing dialogue (through dream reentry and conscious dreaming) and expeditions and excavations in ordinary reality, which led me (for example) to Dumfriesshire on the Western Borders, the landscape of my father's people, and into an indelible encounter with a scottiSh Merlin.
That growth was propelled by a 19.9% gain in term life issued and 15.5% increase in ordinary life issued.
In 2003, there was an 11% drop in ordinary individual annuity dividends over 2002.