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ruling Line breaks: rul¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈruːlɪŋ/

Definition of ruling in English:


An authoritative decision or pronouncement, especially one made by a judge: the ruling was reversed in the appeal court
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  • He said assets would be confiscated after two court rulings on the decision.
  • This appeal against conviction is based solely on two rulings made by the judge prior to trial.
  • The French court's decision is at odds with rulings on similar cases in the US.
decision, pronouncement, resolution, decree, determination, injunction;


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Currently exercising authority or influence: the ruling coalition
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  • The council's housing panel is expected to refer a 3.88 per cent rent rise to the authority's ruling executive for approval when it meets next Monday.
  • The plan will be presented by the county authority's ruling Conservative group to a meeting of the governing executive on Tuesday.
  • To think that a ruling coalition will allow its nominated prime minister to be defeated in an election is inconceivable.
reigning, sovereign, on the throne
rare regnant
governing, in charge, leading, dominant, controlling, commanding, supreme, most powerful, ascendant, in the ascendancy
rare prepotent, prepollent

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