system of rules

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Noun1.system of rules - a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
method - a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
accounting - a system that provides quantitative information about finances
discipline - a system of rules of conduct or method of practice; "he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine"; "for such a plan to work requires discipline";
frame of reference, frame - a system of assumptions and standards that sanction behavior and give it meaning
gambling system - a system of rules for placing bets that is believed to lead to winning; "he has a perfect gambling system at roulette"
government - (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed; "tyrannical government"
honor system - a system of conduct in which participants are trusted not to take unfair advantage of others; "the students are on the honor system"
logical system, system of logic, logic - a system of reasoning
merit system - the system of employing and promoting civil servants on the basis of ability
point system - a system of evaluation based on awarding points according to rules
spoils system - the system of employing and promoting civil servants who are friends and supporters of the group in power
organon - a system of principles for philosophic or scientific investigations; an instrument for acquiring knowledge
program, programme - a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need; "he proposed an elaborate program of public works"; "working mothers rely on the day care program"
theosophy - a system of belief based on mystical insight into the nature of God and the soul
anthroposophy - a system of beliefs and practices based on the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner; it claims to integrate the practical and psychological in child-centered education
logic - the system of operations performed by a computer that underlies the machine's representation of logical operations
theological system, theology - a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings; "Jewish theology"; "Roman Catholic theology"
ethical code, ethic - a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct
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References in classic literature ?
Still more representative, however, were the numerous Italian and French critics, who elaborated a complex system of rules, among them, for tragedy, those of the 'three unities,' which they believed to dominate classic literature.
In this manner does the mother country absorb even the fame, under that system of rule.
Law can be described as a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behaviour.
Green said unless a countrywide system of rules was set up to replace European regulations, there could be unfair competition.
Every teacher at some point has come across a child who is rebelling or demonstrating extreme behaviour and undoubtedly what they will have expected them to do is conform to a system of rules that offers them nothing.
International lawyers have, in the main, not remained content simply to defend the reality of international law as a rhetorical practice or specialized form of political discourse, argues Collins, but have attempted to defend its reality as an autonomous system of rules capable of cohesively regulating international relations and pre-empting the political freedom of states.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers found vulnerabilities in MirrorLink, a system of rules that allow vehicles to communicate with smartphones.
"Our work needs to be recognized and a system of rules and regulations has to be introduced."
Such situation occurs due to the absence of a unified system of rules and procedures, non-reasonable payments for certain services, lack of single requirements.

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