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Held by or applicable to a majority of the people
“A ruling passion for liberty and equality.”
Currently exercising authority or influence
“It all depends on how much support the ruling coalition gets from the Opposition.”
Controlling or exercising authority
“The domination of the ruling class.”
An authoritative decision or pronouncement, especially one made by a judge
“The ruling was reversed in the appeal court.”
An order publicly issued by an authority
“… the FCC's ruling regarding the broadcasting of obscenities.”
Present participle for to restrain or control
“Although Polyneices is next in line to rule Thebes, Eteocles claims the throne for himself with the support of Creon and exiles his brother.”
Present participle for pronounce authoritatively and legally to be the case
“Contrary to submissions made by the plaintiff, I rule that the defendants are parties to the action.”
Present participle for be a dominant or powerful factor
“The Springboks continue to rule supreme as the world's rugby champions.”
“Mary ruled for only six years.”
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