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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rule \Rule\, noun [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Syn: regulation; law; precept; maxim; guide; canon; order; method; direction; control; government; sway; empire. Rule \Rule\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Ruled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ruling}.] [Cf. OF. riuler, ruiler, L. regulare. See {Rule}, noun, and cf. {Regulate}.]

1. To control the will and actions of; to exercise authority or dominion over; to govern; to manage. --Chaucer.

A bishop then must be blameless; . . . one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection. --1 Tim. iii. 2, 4.

2. To control or direct by influence, counsel, or persuasion; to guide; -- used chiefly in the passive.

I think she will be ruled In all respects by me. --Shak.

3. To establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice.

That's are ruled case with the schoolmen. --Atterbury.

4. (Law) To require or command by rule; to give as a direction or order of court.

5. To mark with lines made with a pen, pencil, etc., guided by a rule or ruler; to print or mark with lines by means of a rule or other contrivance effecting a similar result; as, to rule a sheet of paper of a blank book.

{Ruled surface} (Geom.), any surface that may be described by a straight line moving according to a given law; -- called also a {scroll}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ruling \Rul"ing\, adjective

1. Predominant; chief; reigning; controlling; as, a ruling passion; a ruling sovereign.

2. Used in marking or engraving lines; as, a ruling machine or pen.

Syn: Predominant; chief; controlling; directing; guiding; governing; prevailing; prevalent.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ruling \Rul"ing\, noun

1. The act of one who rules; ruled lines.

2. (Law) A decision or rule of a judge or a court, especially an oral decision, as in excluding evidence.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: exercising power or authority [syn: {regnant}, {reigning}, {ruling}]


1: the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself) [syn: {opinion}, {ruling}]

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