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Adjective
Accepted, used or practiced by most people
“A ruling passion for liberty and equality.”
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Currently exercising authority or influence
“It all depends on how much support the ruling coalition gets from the Opposition.”
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Controlling or exercising authority
“The domination of the ruling class.”
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All-encompassing after everything considered
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Superseding others in importance or status
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Generally accepted as correct or true
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Having authority to conduct the policy, actions, and affairs of a state, organization, or people
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Having special rights, advantages, or immunities
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Vigorous and energetic
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Widespread or common
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Being the authoritative or definitive source of, or reference for
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Existing or in progress
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An authoritative decision or pronouncement, especially one made by a judge
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“The ruling was reversed in the appeal court.”
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An official order or proclamation issued by a person in authority
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A set of explicit or understood regulations or principles governing conduct or procedure
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The produced result or effect of a particular process or event
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An official agreement intended to resolve a dispute or conflict
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The responsibility for and control of a company or organization
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Present participle for to govern or rule over
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“Although Polyneices is next in line to rule Thebes, Eteocles claims the throne for himself.”
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Present participle for to restrain or have control over
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“We cannot allow fear to rule our lives.”
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Present participle for to be in power
“Mary Tudor, the first queen regnant of England, would rule from 1553 until her death in 1558.”
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Present participle for to pronounce authoritatively and legally to be the case
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“Contrary to submissions made by the plaintiff, I rule that the defendants are parties to the action.”
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Present participle for to be a dominant or powerful factor
“Pete Sampras would rule as the premier tennis player of the 90s.”
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Present participle for to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level
“If you cannot rule your emotions, your emotions will rule you.”
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Present participle for to be preoccupied with a single topic or emotion
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Present participle for to be impressive
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Present participle for to limit or restrict
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Present participle for to reach a decision or recommendation
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Present participle for to enact or establish legally or legislatively
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Present participle for make less powerful and easier to control
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Present participle for to forcibly impose obedience or servitude
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Present participle for prove more powerful or superior
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Present participle for to reach a decision or recommendation
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Present participle for to determine or dictate
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Present participle for to remain valid or unaltered
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Present participle for to instruct or urge (someone) to do something
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Present participle for to emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
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Present participle for seize, take over
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Present participle for to penalize someone for a punishable offense
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Present participle for to protect or shield from harm or danger
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