This is the year that agencies will be finalizing the rules that tell us what ObamaCare will look like.
Then there is the aura of someone who acts as if the rules don't apply to him.
Do this and then do that, and then fill out forms that say you did what the rules required.
If we had these rules, everybody would have known what was going on at JPMorgan Chase long before the anvil dropped on their head.
Federal Reserve rules require that assets be constantly revalued to their fluctuating market value.
Daughter of a king I am,” said Rosaleen, “but not of the king who rules these realms.
By these rules of conduct, we hope to be known to all peoples.
So, fellows, what do you say to seeing who knows the rules best?
The book of rules stated explicitly that such things were forbidden.
It contained the rules that govern the use of the Reading Room.
c.1200, "principle or maxim governing conduct, formula to which conduct must be conformed" from Old French riule, Norman reule "rule, custom, (religious) order" (in Modern French partially re-Latinized as règle), from Vulgar Latin *regula, from Latin regula "straight stick, bar, ruler;" figuratively "a pattern, a model," related to regere "to rule, straighten, guide" (see regal). Replaced Old English wealdan.
Meaning "regulation governing play of a game, etc." is from 1690s. Phrase rule of thumb first attested 1690s. Rule of law "supremacy of impartial and well-defined laws to any individual's power" is from 1883. Meaning "strip used for making straight lines or measuring" is recorded from mid-14c. Typography sense is attested from 1680s.
c.1200, "to control, guide, direct," from Old French riuler "impose rule," from Latin regulare (see regulate). Legal sense "establish by decision" is recorded from early 15c. Meaning "mark with lines" is from 1590s. Meaning "to dominate, prevail" is from 1874. "Rule Brittania," patriotic song, is from 1740. Related: Ruled; ruling.
A usual, customary, or generalized course of action or behavior.
A generalized statement that describes what is true in most or all cases; a standard.
To dominate; to be the most important: Girls rule!