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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In this manner does the mother country absorb even the fame, under that system of rule.
Consultation in the field of environmental conservation by designing, developing a system of rules (norms), quantitative and qualitative indicators (ratios) of the environment and the impact on her
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.
The answer to concern over migration is to welcome its contribution and put a system of rules in place to control it.
Law's role in society, Bybee believes, is to create a system of rules and standards addressing the fundamental question, "How are we going to conduct ourselves?
Alluding to the big division over the Iraq war, Annan said, ''We cannot abandon our system of rules, but we do need to adapt it to new realities, and find answers to some difficult questions.
The system of rules, based on hundreds of years of organizational experience, has become a standard reference for any voting situation.
Growth in trade, which was so essential to Asia and Europe's recovery from the Second World War, was fueled by the both of an international system of rules to govern trade and the establishment of a forum to promote trade liberalization (GATT/WTO).

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