What is the opposite of ruling?

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Adjective
Opposite of accepted, used or practiced by most people
Adjective
Opposite of controlling or exercising authority
Adjective
Opposite of all-encompassing after everything considered
“His dissent gives a clear insight into his limited, narrow view of individual liberties.”
Adjective
Opposite of the most important in terms of rank or status
“She has years of experience as an assistant manager and is very eager to take the next step.”
Adjective
Opposite of generally accepted as correct or true
“An uncommon opinion is always unpopular, and as such demonstrates the honesty of the individual who expresses it.”
Adjective
Opposite of superseding others in importance or status
“His punches were weak and slow, and I can claim with confidence that he was the worst boxer that I had ever seen.”
Adjective
Opposite of having power and influence over others
“It was a disappointingly weak performance by a team supposedly in search of redemption.”
Adjective
Opposite of of the highest rank or status
“The common people in Slaver's Bay address Daenerys as Mhysa, which means Mother.”
Adjective
Opposite of having special rights, advantages, or immunities
“They have spent years lavishing their love on scores of disadvantaged and special needs children.”
Adjective
Opposite of vigorous and energetic
Adjective
Opposite of involving management-like duties
Noun
Opposite of an authoritative decision or pronouncement, especially one made by a judge
Noun
Opposite of an official order issued by a person in authority
Noun
Opposite of an individual rule as part of a system of law or religious doctrine
Noun
Opposite of a judgment or verdict arrived at after consideration
“Her argument was founded on a quarter of the jury having been lost over five sitting days, the jury's indecision, and the lengthy deliberations.”
Noun
Opposite of the punishment assigned to a defendant found guilty by a court, or fixed by law for a particular offence
Noun
Opposite of the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting
Noun
Opposite of the act of adjudicating, of reaching a judgement
Noun
Opposite of the produced result or effect of a particular process or event
“Like coin tosses, there may be no salient causation to be discerned in the outcomes.”
Noun
Opposite of a rule of conduct or action laid down by a governing authority
Noun
Opposite of an authoritative command or instruction
“Joe had been given the liberty to carry out his own brand of justice by a mysterious agency.”
Noun
Opposite of an official order or commission to do something
Noun
Opposite of the responsibility for and control of a company or organization
“Spectacularly inspired mismanagement by airline executives actually deserves much of the blame for the state of the industry.”
Noun
Opposite of a public or official announcement dealing with a matter of great importance
Noun
Opposite of the process of establishing something exactly by calculation or research
“It is only when one takes a few minutes to read the five and a half pages of the interim report that one realizes there is total indecision on the matter.”
Noun
Opposite of law of a government
Noun
Opposite of a formal declaration by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law that someone is guilty of a criminal offence
“Moreover, the public interest may be as much involved in the circumstances of a remarkable acquittal as in a surprising conviction.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to govern or rule over
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to pronounce authoritatively and legally to be the case
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