system of rules
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|Noun||1.||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"
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"