What does BUTLER'S ORDINANCE mean?

BUTLER'S ORDINANCE meaning in Law Dictionary

In English law. A law the heir to penalize waste into the lifetime of the ancestor. "Though it is on record iu the parliament book of Edward I., yet it never ended up being a statute, nor extremely gotten ; but just some constitution of the master's council, or lords in parliament, which never obtained the power or power of an act of parliament" Hale, Hist. Eng. Legislation, p. 18.