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What is the opposite of ruling?

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Adjective
Opposite of currently exercising authority, control or influence
Adjective
Opposite of accepted, used or practiced by most people
Adjective
Opposite of being predominant across, or applying to, a broad spectrum
“His dissent gives a clear insight into his limited, narrow view of individual liberties.”
Adjective
Opposite of relating to the management or administration of an organization
Adjective
Opposite of superseding others in importance or status
“In a result that shocked everyone, the third-seeded player was knocked out by the lowest seed in the competition.”
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
Noun
Opposite of an authoritative decision or pronouncement, such as one made by a judge
Noun
Opposite of an official order or proclamation issued by a person in authority
Noun
Opposite of a rule or directive made and maintained by an authority
Noun
Opposite of the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting
Noun
Opposite of a written public announcement of intentions or of the terms of an agreement
Noun
Opposite of the punishment assigned to a defendant found guilty by a court for a particular offense
Noun
Opposite of a decision or resolution established 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 an individual rule as part of a system of law or religious doctrine
“Mr. Wizard was arrested for practicing wizardry, a crime worthy of certain damnation in most parts.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of adjudicating, of reaching a judgement
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 authoritative order
“When I was a boy, my aunt, then a radio announcer, declined my request to play my favorite tune on air.”
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 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
“Boxhorn kept stressing the absolutist dogma that the people fervently obey their King, no matter what rights he violated.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to restrain or have control over
“I finally let the madness relinquish its hold on me.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to be in power
“This is the day that I officially abdicate my throne and pass the kingship on to my successor.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to pronounce authoritatively and legally to be the case
“He enters a strong and solemn protest against that ANtinomian spirit which would reject the law as a rule of life.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to be a dominant or powerful factor
“One of the most frequently cited reasons why a team can struggle is that strong individual performers are often not team-oriented.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level
“He would take deep breaths as a coping mechanism when negative thoughts and feelings were threatening to get out of control.”
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