rule in


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Verb1.rule in - include or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules
decree, rule - decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"
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I shall, in my future work, give a list of the more remarkable cases; I will here only briefly give one, as it illustrates the rule in its largest application.
Then it was found that she was the only child of the former Ruler of Oz, and was entitled to rule in his place.
It is the rule in war, if our forces are ten to the enemy's one, to surround him; if five to one, to attack him; if twice as numerous, to divide our army into two.