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Adjective
Currently exercising authority, control or influence
“The rebels then devised ideological weapons to be used to embarrass the ruling oligarchy.”
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Being the most principal, important or significant element or person
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“The ruling element of Scottish civilization has always been the religious one.”
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Accepted, used or practiced by most people
“Adolph was diametrically opposed to the ruling opinion on economic matters.”
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Of, or belonging to, the monarchy or royalty
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Relating to the management or administration of an organization
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Generally accepted as correct or true
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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, such as one made by a judge
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“And the bottom line came in the final ruling by the judge, who found enough evidence to bind Eric and Nanette over for trial.”
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An official order or decree issued by a person in authority
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“He acceded to the king's ruling that such important cases between lords must be heard at places and times fixed by the judges.”
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A set of explicit or understood regulations or principles governing conduct or procedure
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The responsibility for and control of a company or organization
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Verb
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
“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 instruct or order (someone) to do something
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Present participle for to control or determine the process or direction of
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Present participle for to forcibly impose obedience or servitude
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Present participle for to be impressive
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Present participle for to limit, restrict, or inhibit
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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 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 emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
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Present participle for to protect or shield from harm or danger
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Present participle for to overcome or defeat
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