1A person exercising government or dominion.
- Luanda on the Angola coast was a Portuguese town from which they tried to exercise control over African rulers inland.
- Hence the exercise of the ruler's authority could be decisive in determining the outcome of local rivalries.
- In February workers overthrew the dictatorial ruler, the Tsar.
leader, sovereign, monarch, potentate, king, queen, emperor, empress, prince, princess;
crowned head, head of state, president, premier, governor;
overlord, chief, chieftain, lord;
2A straight strip or cylinder of plastic, wood, metal, or other rigid material, typically marked at regular intervals, to draw straight lines or measure distances.
- I then showed them how to use a white pencil to trace circles of various sizes and straight lines with rulers.
- Using the metal ruler as a straight edge cut 10 1-inch right triangles with the craft knife.
- The size of swelling and redness were measured with a plastic ruler, while the child's reaction to movement of the limb or to touch of the site was graded with a standard scale.
- Example sentences
- I believe she was still fighting at the last, possibly to retain her rulership and to pass that on to her son.
- Plato later built on this idea in The Republic to argue that rulership was a skill like any other, and that therefore we should be governed by experts.
- Apart from the Sun and Moon each planet has two rulerships - one diurnal, one nocturnal - to recognise their expression in these altered states.
Words that rhyme with rulerchermoula, cooler, hula, moolah, Petula, Shula, Tallulah, Tula
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