Nine points of the law

all but the tenth point; the greater weight of authority.

See also: Point

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POSSESSION may have become nine points of the law in modern day rugby, but Russell Earnshaw knows ball control as an end in itself won't lift his Bees side to what could be a pivotal victory in Plymouth tonight.
However, possession is nine points of the law, and Russia has held the disputed islands for 55 years.