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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ordinary \Or"di*na*ry\, n.; pl. Ordinaries (-r[i^]z).
     1. (Law)
        (a) (Roman Law) An officer who has original jurisdiction
            in his own right, and not by deputation.
        (b) (Eng. Law) One who has immediate jurisdiction in
            matters ecclesiastical; an ecclesiastical judge; also,
            a deputy of the bishop, or a clergyman appointed to
            perform divine service for condemned criminals and
            assist in preparing them for death.
        (c) (Am. Law) A judicial officer, having generally the
            powers of a judge of probate or a surrogate.
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     2. The mass; the common run. [Obs.]
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              I see no more in you than in the ordinary
              Of nature's salework.                 --Shak.
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     3. That which is so common, or continued, as to be considered
        a settled establishment or institution. [R.]
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              Spain had no other wars save those which were grown
              into an ordinary.                     --Bacon.
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     4. Anything which is in ordinary or common use.
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              Water buckets, wagons, cart wheels, plow socks, and
              other ordinaries.                     --Sir W.
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     5. A dining room or eating house where a meal is prepared for
        all comers, at a fixed price for the meal, in distinction
        from one where each dish is separately charged; a table
        d'h[^o]te; hence, also, the meal furnished at such a
        dining room. --Shak.
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              All the odd words they have picked up in a
              coffeehouse, or a gaming ordinary, are produced as
              flowers of style.                     --Swift.
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              He exacted a tribute for licenses to hawkers and
              peddlers and to ordinaries.           --Bancroft.
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     6. (Her.) A charge or bearing of simple form, one of nine or
        ten which are in constant use. The bend, chevron,
        chief, cross, fesse, pale, and saltire are
        uniformly admitted as ordinaries. Some authorities include
        bar, bend sinister, pile, and others. See Subordinary.
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     In ordinary.
        (a) In actual and constant service; statedly attending and
            serving; as, a physician or chaplain in ordinary. An
            ambassador in ordinary is one constantly resident at a
            foreign court.
        (b) (Naut.) Out of commission and laid up; -- said of a
            naval vessel.
     Ordinary of the Mass (R. C. Ch.), the part of the Mass
        which is the same every day; -- called also the canon of
        the Mass.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chevron \Chev"ron\ (sh[e^]v"r[u^]n), n. [F., rafter, chevron,
     from ch['e]vre goat, OF. chevre, fr. L. capra she-goat. See
     1. (Her.) One of the nine honorable ordinaries, consisting of
        two broad bands of the width of the bar, issuing,
        respectively from the dexter and sinister bases of the
        field and conjoined at its center.
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     2. (Mil.) A distinguishing mark, above the elbow, on the
        sleeve of a non-commissioned officer's coat.
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     3. (Arch.) A zigzag molding, or group of moldings, common in
        Norman architecture.
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     Chevron bones (Anat.), The V-shaped subvertebral arches
        which inclose the caudal blood vessels in some animals.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service;
           "they earned their stripes in Kuwait" [syn: chevron,
           stripe, stripes, grade insignia]
      2: an inverted V-shaped charge

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  156 Moby Thesaurus words for "chevron":
     Hershey bar, L, achievement, alerion, angle, animal charge,
     annulet, apex, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms,
     aviation badge, azure, badge, bandeau, bar, bar sinister, baton,
     bearings, bend, bend sinister, bifurcation, bight, billet, blazon,
     blazonry, bordure, broad arrow, cadency mark, cant, canton,
     chaplet, charge, chicken, chief, coat of arms, cockatrice, coin,
     corner, coronet, crank, crankiness, crescent, crest, crook,
     crookedness, cross, cross moline, crotchet, crown, deflection,
     device, difference, differencing, dogleg, eagle, elbow, ell,
     epaulet, ermine, ermines, erminites, erminois, escutcheon, falcon,
     fess, fess point, field, file, flanch, fleur-de-lis, flexuosity,
     fork, fret, fur, furcation, fusil, garland, griffin, gules, gyron,
     hairpin, hash mark, hatchment, helmet, heraldic device,
     honor point, hook, impalement, impaling, inescutcheon, inflection,
     insignia of branch, knee, label, lion, lozenge, mantling,
     marshaling, martlet, mascle, metal, motto, mullet, nombril point,
     nook, oak leaf, octofoil, or, ordinary, organization insignia,
     orle, overseas bar, pale, paly, parachute badge, patch, pean,
     pheon, pip, point, purpure, quarter, quartering, quoin, rose,
     sable, saltire, scutcheon, service stripe, shield, shoulder patch,
     shoulder sleeve insignia, spread eagle, star, stripe,
     submarine badge, subordinary, swerve, switchback, tenne, tincture,
     torse, tressure, unicorn, vair, veer, vert, vertex, wreath, yale,
     zag, zig, zigzag, zigzaggery

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