The ruling was not divided across the predictable liberal-conservative divide.
The ruling is a boon to cancer researchers and genetic scientists.
First, the major question now is whether the government will appeal the ruling.
The youth of the ruling Labor Party fought for more relaxed immigration policies.
ruling out the Quayles, the Bidens, and the Palins . . . that wouldn't be such a bad idea, both as politics and as policy.
The monks were the "regulars" who formed the spiritual nobility and not the ruling class in the hierarchy.
Their recent bickering was wholly forgotten in the ruling passion for “draw.”
But up to the day he first saw her face his ruling passion had been the love of glory.
These supplies had been collected by the ruling satrap of the country.
His true father is Vasudeva, a leader of the Yadava nobility and member of the Mathura ruling caste.
"determination by a judge or court on a point arising in the course of a trial or hearing," 1550s, verbal noun from rule (v.).
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!