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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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5% increase, and to third from fourth in ordinary life.
Northwestern Mutual moved from second to first in ordinary life.
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.
In 2003, there was an 11% drop in ordinary individual annuity dividends over 2002.