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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 ?
There are, of course, hundreds and hundreds more, but these will do for specimens of the simpler rulings.
He thought he lived in a country where turkeys were the ruling class, and every year they held a feast to manifest their sense of Heaven's goodness in sparing their lives to kill them later.
But their grandmother, who was really the ruling power in the house, made my life very hard to me.
Revenge was the ruling motive, and the members of the terroristic organizations were careless of their own lives and hopeless about the future.
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.
When they are, it is easier to hold them, especially when they have not been accustomed to self- government; and to hold them securely it is enough to have destroyed the family of the prince who was ruling them; because the two peoples, preserving in other things the old conditions, and not being unlike in customs, will live quietly together, as one has seen in Brittany, Burgundy, Gascony, and Normandy, which have been bound to France for so long a time: and, although there may be some difference in language, nevertheless the customs are alike, and the people will easily be able to get on amongst themselves.
Archer called "plain people"; an honourable but obscure majority of respectable families who (as in the case of the Spicers or the Leffertses or the Jacksons) had been raised above their level by marriage with one of the ruling clans.
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.
It has been above all the recreation of statesmen and great officials, a means of escape from the weariness of public life and the burden of ruling.
And the government is the ruling power in each state?
Thy ruling thought would I hear of, and not that thou hast escaped from a yoke.