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rul·ing

 (ro͞o′lĭng)
adj.
1. Exercising control or authority: the ruling junta; ruling circles of the government.
2. Predominant: the ruling principle.
n.
1. The act of governing or controlling.
2. An authoritative or official decision: a court ruling.

ruling

(ˈruːlɪŋ)
n
1. a decision of someone in authority, such as a judge
2. one or more parallel ruled lines
adj
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) controlling or exercising authority: the ruling classes.
4. prevalent or predominant

rul•ing

(ˈru lɪŋ)

n.
1. an authoritative decision, as one by a judge on a debated point of law.
2. the act of drawing straight lines with a ruler.
3. ruled lines.
adj.
4. governing or dominating.
5. controlling; predominating: the ruling factor.
6. prevalent.
[1175–1225]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ruling - the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)ruling - the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
judicial decision, judgment, judgement - (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
fatwa - a ruling on a point of Islamic law that is given by a recognized authority
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Adj.1.ruling - exercising power or authority
powerful - having great power or force or potency or effect; "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"

ruling

noun
1. decision, finding, resolution, verdict, judgment, decree, adjudication, pronouncement He tried to have the court ruling overturned.

ruling

adjective
1. Exercising controlling power or influence:
2. Having preeminent significance:
noun
An authoritative or official decision, especially one made by a court:
Translations
حاكِمقَرار، حُكْم
nálezrozhodnutívládnoucí
stjórnandi, ráîandiúrskurîur
vládnuci
hükümidare edenyargıyöneten

ruling

[ˈruːlɪŋ]
A. ADJ
1. (= governing) [class, body] → dirigente; [party] → en el poder; [monarch] → reinante
ruling planet (Astrol) → planeta m dominante
2. (= predominant) [passion, factor] → dominante
3. (Fin) [price] → que rige, vigente
B. N (Jur) → fallo m, resolución f (Admin, Sport) → decisión f
to give a ruling on a disputefallar en una disputa

ruling

[ˈruːlɪŋ]
adj
[party] → au pouvoir
[class] → dirigeant(e)
n
(LAW)décision fruling body norgane m directeur

ruling

adj
(= in power) body, eliteherrschend; the ruling classdie herrschende Klasse; the ruling partydie Regierungspartei
(= determining) factorausschlaggebend; passionvorherrschend; (= prevalent)(vor)herrschend; (Fin, St Ex) pricesnotiert; ruling principleleitendes Prinzip, Leitprinzip nt
n (Admin, Jur) → Entscheidung f; to get a rulingeinen Bescheid erhalten; to give a rulingeine Entscheidung fällen

ruling

[ˈruːlɪŋ]
1. adj (passion, idea) → grande, dominante; (party) → al potere
the ruling classes → la classe dirigente
2. n (Law) → decisione f

rule

(ruːl) noun
1. government. under foreign rule.
2. a regulation or order. school rules.
3. what usually happens or is done; a general principle. He is an exception to the rule that fat people are usually happy.
4. a general standard that guides one's actions. I make it a rule never to be late for appointments.
5. a marked strip of wood, metal etc for measuring. He measured the windows with a rule.
verb
1. to govern. The king ruled (the people) wisely.
2. to decide officially. The judge ruled that the witness should be heard.
3. to draw (a straight line). He ruled a line across the page.
ruled adjective
having straight lines drawn across. ruled paper.
ˈruler noun
1. a person who governs. the ruler of the state.
2. a long narrow piece of wood, plastic etc for drawing straight lines. I can't draw straight lines without a ruler.
ˈruling adjective
governing. the ruling party.
noun
an official decision. The judge gave his ruling.
as a rule
usually. I don't go out in the evening as a rule.
rule off
to draw a line in order to separate. He ruled off the rest of the page.
rule out
to leave out; not to consider. We mustn't rule out the possibility of bad weather.
References in classic literature ?
Now that was tact, for two of the ruling foibles of the masculine mind were touched.
But if such an hypothesis be indeed exceptionable, there were still additional considerations which, though not so strictly according with the wildness of his ruling passion, yet were by no means incapable of swaying him.
His own enjoyment, or his own ease, was, in every particular, his ruling principle.
He was relentless in worrying him about his soul's concerns, and about ruling his children rigidly.
But their grandmother, who was really the ruling power in the house, made my life very hard to me.
Creakle, blinking at him like a young owl; when sleep overpowers me for a minute, he still looms through my slumber, ruling those ciphering-books, until he softly comes behind me and wakes me to plainer perception of him, with a red ridge across my back.
He had heard, indeed, some curious HOUYHNHNMS observe, that in most herds there was a sort of ruling YAHOO (as among us there is generally some leading or principal stag in a park), who was always more deformed in body, and mischievous in disposition, than any of the rest; that this leader had usually a favourite as like himself as he could get, whose employment was to lick his master's feet and posteriors, and drive the female YAHOOS to his kennel; for which he was now and then rewarded with a piece of ass's flesh.
His ruling passion of imitation, apparently, was not diminished by the loss of his telephone claims, as he came to public view again in 1903 as a trailer of Marconi.
By this road that I have described, rough and hard, stumbling here, falling there, getting up again to fall again, they reach the rank they desire, and that once attained, we have seen many who have passed these Syrtes and Scyllas and Charybdises, as if borne flying on the wings of favouring fortune; we have seen them, I say, ruling and governing the world from a chair, their hunger turned into satiety, their cold into comfort, their nakedness into fine raiment, their sleep on a mat into repose in holland and damask, the justly earned reward of their virtue; but, contrasted and compared with what the warrior undergoes, all they have undergone falls far short of it, as I am now about to show.
When a majority is included in a faction, the form of popular government, on the other hand, enables it to sacrifice to its ruling passion or interest both the public good and the rights of other citizens.
Further, as we have already seen, entire sections of the ruling classes are, by the advance of industry, precipitated into the proletariat, or are at least threatened in their conditions of existence.
Why no man in all Helium but would prefer death to the selling of our loved princess to the ruling house of Zodanga.