American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Exercising control or authority: the ruling junta; ruling circles of the government.
- adj. Predominant: the ruling principle.
- n. The act of governing or controlling.
- n. An authoritative or official decision: a court ruling.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The determination by a judge or court of a point arising in the course of a trial or hearing.
- n. The act of making ruled lines; also, such lines collectively.
- Having control or authority; governing; reigning; chief; prevalent; predominant.
- Synonyms Prevailing, Predominant, etc. (see prevalent), controlling.
- adj. That rules or rule.
- n. An order or a decision on a point of law from someone in authority.
- v. present participle of rule.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Predominant; chief; reigning; controlling.
- adj. Used in marking or engraving lines.
- n. The act of one who rules; ruled lines.
- n. (Law) A decision or rule of a judge or a court, especially an oral decision, as in excluding evidence.
- n. the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
- adj. exercising power or authority
“In that God's Spirit here commends their ruling, being duly discharged, _ruling well, excellently_, &c.”
“The retirement for a president is not 65years it can be 90 you can be the president in ruling from a nursing home there is nothing wrong with that it is also making history.”
“Zambian Progress thinks that the ruling is an indication of Zambian government weakness on corruption:”
“Such things cannot be prohibited but they could be combated using awareness campaigns … simply speaking, this ruling is an insult to the whole nation.”
“And while the case concerned public employees, the ruling is also likely to affect private employers, since Title VII of the Civil Rights Act covers private employers as well as public ones, according to Prof. Sheila Foster of Fordham Law School.”
“This was one of the last pieces of legislation with the real ability to influence states that historically and routinely disenfranchise minority groups and this ruling is akin to the Union Troops being removed from the south after the Civil War leading to pronounced segregationist policies.”
“Conor Houlihan, a partner with Dillon Eustace law firm in Dublin, said the ruling is an important affirmation of the manner in which NAMA has conducted its business to date.”
“Still, the ruling is a welcome development for France's second-largest bank, as it lays the entire blame of the 2008 trading debacle on Mr. Kerviel.”
“But as NPR's Julie Rovner reports, the ruling is a bit of a political embarrassment for the 20 state attorneys general who filed the suit.”
“Otherwise, if the ruling is a home run and the review says it wasn't, you then have to deal with where the runner should be.”
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