ordinary,adj.1. Occurring in the regular course of events; normal; usual. 2. (Of a judge) having jurisdiction by right of office rather than by delegation. 3. (Of jurisdiction) original or immediate, as opposed to delegated.
ordinary,n.1.Eccles. law.A high-ranking official who has immediate jurisdiction over a specified territory, such as an archbishop over a province or a bishop over a diocese. 2.Civil law.A judge having jurisdiction by right of office rather than by delegation. 3. A probate judge. • The term is used in this sense only in some U.S. states.
[Blacks Law 8th]