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metarule

Syllabification: met·a·rule
Pronunciation: /ˈmedəˌro͞ol
 
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Definition of metarule in English:

noun

A rule governing the content, form, or application of other rules: three particular metarules of international law provide especially weak support
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  • They must familiarize themselves with a dance form's ‘code’ - with its rules and metarules and the daily practices that constitute the kind of body language that it is.
  • It may be a metarule at your office that the rules in the policies manual aren't followed.
  • Note that since metarules are rules, they are subject to change based on other metarules.

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