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rule

  

      n  
1    an authoritative regulation or direction concerning method or procedure, as for a court of law, legislative body, game, or other human institution or activity  
judges' rules, play according to the rules     
2    the exercise of governmental authority or control  
the rule of Caesar     
3    the period of time in which a monarch or government has power  
his rule lasted 100 days     
4    a customary form or procedure; regular course of action  
he made a morning swim his rule     
5    usually preceded by: the   the common order of things; normal condition  
violence was the rule rather than the exception     
6    a prescribed method or procedure for solving a mathematical problem, or one constituting part of a computer program, usually expressed in an appropriate formalism  
7    a formal expression of a grammatical regularity in a linguistic description of a language  
8    any of various devices with a straight edge for guiding or measuring; ruler  
a carpenter's rule     
9   
a    a printed or drawn character in the form of a long thin line  
b       another name for       dash   1       13  
en rule, em rule     
c    a strip of brass or other metal used to print such a line  
10      (Christianity)   a systematic body of prescriptions defining the way of life to be followed by members of a religious order  
11      (Law)   an order by a court or judge  
12    as a rule   normally or ordinarily  
      vb  
13    to exercise governing or controlling authority over (a people, political unit, individual, etc.)  
he ruled for 20 years, his passion for her ruled his life     
14    when tr, often takes a clause as object   to decide authoritatively; decree  
the chairman ruled against the proposal     
15    tr   to mark with straight parallel lines or make one straight line, as with a ruler  
to rule a margin     
16    tr   to restrain or control  
to rule one's temper     
17    intr   to be customary or prevalent  
chaos rules in this school     
18    intr   to be pre-eminent or superior  
football rules in the field of sport     
19    tr     (Astrology)   (of a planet) to have a strong affinity with certain human attributes, activities, etc., associated with (one or sometimes two signs of the zodiac)  
Mars rules Aries     
20    rule the roost (or roast)   to be pre-eminent; be in charge  
     (C13: from Old French riule, from Latin regula a straight edge; see regulate)  
  rulable      adj  


board rule  
      n   a measuring device for estimating the number of board feet in a quantity of wood  
calliper rule  
      n   a measuring instrument having two parallel jaws, one fixed at right angles to the end of a calibrated scale and the other sliding along it  
chain rule  
      n     (Maths)   a theorem that may be used in the differentiation of the function of a function. It states that du/dx = (du/dy)(dy/dx), where y is a function of x and u a function of y  
foot rule  
      n   a rigid measure, one foot in length  
gag rule   , resolution  
      n     (U.S)   any closure regulation adopted by a deliberative body  
global rule  
      n   (in transformational grammar) a rule that makes reference to nonconsecutive stages of a derivation  
golden rule  
      n  
1    any of a number of rules of fair conduct, such as Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them (Matthew 7:12) or thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself (Leviticus 19:28)  
2    any important principle  
a golden rule of sailing is to wear a life jacket     
3       another name for       rule of three  
ground rule  
      n   a procedural rule or principle  
home rule  
      n  
1    self-government, esp. in domestic affairs  
2      (U.S. government)   the partial autonomy of cities and (in some states) counties, under which they manage their own affairs, with their own charters, etc., within the limits set by the state constitution and laws  
3    the partial autonomy sometimes granted to a national minority or a colony  
Home Rule  
      n   self-government for Ireland: the goal of the Irish Nationalists from about 1870 to 1920  
Naismith's rule  
      n     (Mountaineering)   a rule of thumb for calculating the time needed for a climbing expedition, allowing 1 hour for every 3 miles of distance plus 1 hour for every 2000 feet of height  
     (C19: named after W. W. Naismith (1856--1935), Scottish climber, who formulated it)  
parallelogram rule  
      n     (Maths, physics)   a rule for finding the resultant of two vectors by constructing a parallelogram with two adjacent sides representing the magnitudes and directions of the vectors, the diagonal through the point of intersection of the vectors representing their resultant  
phase rule  
      n   the principle that in any system in equilibrium the number of degrees of freedom is equal to the number of components less the number of phases plus two  
   See also       degree of freedom       component       4  
phrase-structure rule  
      n     (Generative grammar)   a rule of the form A <arrow> X where A is a syntactic category label, such as noun phrase or sentence, and X is a sequence of such labels and/or morphemes, expressing the fact that A can be replaced by X in generating the constituent structure of a sentence,   (Also called)    rewrite rule      Compare       transformational rule  
plumb rule  
      n   a plumb line attached to a narrow board, used by builders, surveyors, etc.  
rewrite rule  
      n     (Generative grammar)      another name for       phrase-structure rule  
rule of three  
      n   a mathematical rule asserting that the value of one unknown quantity in a proportion is found by multiplying the denominator of each ratio by the numerator of the other  
rule of thumb  
      n  
a    a rough and practical approach, based on experience, rather than a scientific or precise one based on theory  
b    (as modifier)  
a rule-of-thumb decision     
rule out  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to dismiss from consideration  
2    to make impossible; preclude or prevent  
the rain ruled out outdoor games     
self-rule  
      n      another term for       self-government       1  
setting rule  
      n     (Printing)   a metal strip used in the hand-setting of type in a composing stick to separate the line being set from the previous one  
slide rule  
      n   a mechanical calculating device consisting of two strips, one sliding along a central groove in the other, each strip graduated in two or more logarithmic scales of numbers, trigonometric functions, etc. It employs the same principles as logarithm tables  
transformational rule  
      n  
1      (Generative grammar)   a rule that converts one phrase marker into another. Taken together, these rules, which form the transformational component of the grammar, convert the deep structures of sentences into their surface structures  
2    pl     (Logic)   a rule that specifies in purely syntactic terms a method by which theorems may be derived from the axioms of a formal system  
work-to-rule  
      n  
1    a form of industrial action in which employees adhere strictly to all the working rules laid down by their employers, with the deliberate intention of reducing the rate of working  
      vb  
  work to rule  
2    intr   to decrease the rate of working by this means  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collins
em dash   , rule         
      n     (Printing)   a dash (—) one em long  


board rule  
      n   a measuring device for estimating the number of board feet in a quantity of wood  
calliper rule  
      n   a measuring instrument having two parallel jaws, one fixed at right angles to the end of a calibrated scale and the other sliding along it  
chain rule  
      n     (Maths)   a theorem that may be used in the differentiation of the function of a function. It states that du/dx = (du/dy)(dy/dx), where y is a function of x and u a function of y  
foot rule  
      n   a rigid measure, one foot in length  
gag rule   , resolution  
      n     (U.S)   any closure regulation adopted by a deliberative body  
global rule  
      n   (in transformational grammar) a rule that makes reference to nonconsecutive stages of a derivation  
golden rule  
      n  
1    any of a number of rules of fair conduct, such as Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them (Matthew 7:12) or thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself (Leviticus 19:28)  
2    any important principle  
a golden rule of sailing is to wear a life jacket     
3       another name for       rule of three  
ground rule  
      n   a procedural rule or principle  
home rule  
      n  
1    self-government, esp. in domestic affairs  
2      (U.S. government)   the partial autonomy of cities and (in some states) counties, under which they manage their own affairs, with their own charters, etc., within the limits set by the state constitution and laws  
3    the partial autonomy sometimes granted to a national minority or a colony  
Home Rule  
      n   self-government for Ireland: the goal of the Irish Nationalists from about 1870 to 1920  
Naismith's rule  
      n     (Mountaineering)   a rule of thumb for calculating the time needed for a climbing expedition, allowing 1 hour for every 3 miles of distance plus 1 hour for every 2000 feet of height  
     (C19: named after W. W. Naismith (1856--1935), Scottish climber, who formulated it)  
parallelogram rule  
      n     (Maths, physics)   a rule for finding the resultant of two vectors by constructing a parallelogram with two adjacent sides representing the magnitudes and directions of the vectors, the diagonal through the point of intersection of the vectors representing their resultant  
phase rule  
      n   the principle that in any system in equilibrium the number of degrees of freedom is equal to the number of components less the number of phases plus two  
   See also       degree of freedom       component       4  
phrase-structure rule  
      n     (Generative grammar)   a rule of the form A <arrow> X where A is a syntactic category label, such as noun phrase or sentence, and X is a sequence of such labels and/or morphemes, expressing the fact that A can be replaced by X in generating the constituent structure of a sentence,   (Also called)    rewrite rule      Compare       transformational rule  
plumb rule  
      n   a plumb line attached to a narrow board, used by builders, surveyors, etc.  
rewrite rule  
      n     (Generative grammar)      another name for       phrase-structure rule  
rule         
      n  
1    an authoritative regulation or direction concerning method or procedure, as for a court of law, legislative body, game, or other human institution or activity  
judges' rules, play according to the rules     
2    the exercise of governmental authority or control  
the rule of Caesar     
3    the period of time in which a monarch or government has power  
his rule lasted 100 days     
4    a customary form or procedure; regular course of action  
he made a morning swim his rule     
5    usually preceded by: the   the common order of things; normal condition  
violence was the rule rather than the exception     
6    a prescribed method or procedure for solving a mathematical problem, or one constituting part of a computer program, usually expressed in an appropriate formalism  
7    a formal expression of a grammatical regularity in a linguistic description of a language  
8    any of various devices with a straight edge for guiding or measuring; ruler  
a carpenter's rule     
9   
a    a printed or drawn character in the form of a long thin line  
b       another name for       dash   1       13  
en rule, em rule     
c    a strip of brass or other metal used to print such a line  
10      (Christianity)   a systematic body of prescriptions defining the way of life to be followed by members of a religious order  
11      (Law)   an order by a court or judge  
12    as a rule   normally or ordinarily  
      vb  
13    to exercise governing or controlling authority over (a people, political unit, individual, etc.)  
he ruled for 20 years, his passion for her ruled his life     
14    when tr, often takes a clause as object   to decide authoritatively; decree  
the chairman ruled against the proposal     
15    tr   to mark with straight parallel lines or make one straight line, as with a ruler  
to rule a margin     
16    tr   to restrain or control  
to rule one's temper     
17    intr   to be customary or prevalent  
chaos rules in this school     
18    intr   to be pre-eminent or superior  
football rules in the field of sport     
19    tr     (Astrology)   (of a planet) to have a strong affinity with certain human attributes, activities, etc., associated with (one or sometimes two signs of the zodiac)  
Mars rules Aries     
20    rule the roost (or roast)   to be pre-eminent; be in charge  
     (C13: from Old French riule, from Latin regula a straight edge; see regulate)  
  rulable      adj  
rule of three  
      n   a mathematical rule asserting that the value of one unknown quantity in a proportion is found by multiplying the denominator of each ratio by the numerator of the other  
rule of thumb  
      n  
a    a rough and practical approach, based on experience, rather than a scientific or precise one based on theory  
b    (as modifier)  
a rule-of-thumb decision     
rule out  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to dismiss from consideration  
2    to make impossible; preclude or prevent  
the rain ruled out outdoor games     
self-rule  
      n      another term for       self-government       1  
setting rule  
      n     (Printing)   a metal strip used in the hand-setting of type in a composing stick to separate the line being set from the previous one  
slide rule  
      n   a mechanical calculating device consisting of two strips, one sliding along a central groove in the other, each strip graduated in two or more logarithmic scales of numbers, trigonometric functions, etc. It employs the same principles as logarithm tables  
transformational rule  
      n  
1      (Generative grammar)   a rule that converts one phrase marker into another. Taken together, these rules, which form the transformational component of the grammar, convert the deep structures of sentences into their surface structures  
2    pl     (Logic)   a rule that specifies in purely syntactic terms a method by which theorems may be derived from the axioms of a formal system  
work-to-rule  
      n  
1    a form of industrial action in which employees adhere strictly to all the working rules laid down by their employers, with the deliberate intention of reducing the rate of working  
      vb  
  work to rule  
2    intr   to decrease the rate of working by this means  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collins
en dash   , rule         
      n     (Printing)   a dash (--) one en long  


board rule  
      n   a measuring device for estimating the number of board feet in a quantity of wood  
calliper rule  
      n   a measuring instrument having two parallel jaws, one fixed at right angles to the end of a calibrated scale and the other sliding along it  
chain rule  
      n     (Maths)   a theorem that may be used in the differentiation of the function of a function. It states that du/dx = (du/dy)(dy/dx), where y is a function of x and u a function of y  
foot rule  
      n   a rigid measure, one foot in length  
gag rule   , resolution  
      n     (U.S)   any closure regulation adopted by a deliberative body  
global rule  
      n   (in transformational grammar) a rule that makes reference to nonconsecutive stages of a derivation  
golden rule  
      n  
1    any of a number of rules of fair conduct, such as Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them (Matthew 7:12) or thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself (Leviticus 19:28)  
2    any important principle  
a golden rule of sailing is to wear a life jacket     
3       another name for       rule of three  
ground rule  
      n   a procedural rule or principle  
home rule  
      n  
1    self-government, esp. in domestic affairs  
2      (U.S. government)   the partial autonomy of cities and (in some states) counties, under which they manage their own affairs, with their own charters, etc., within the limits set by the state constitution and laws  
3    the partial autonomy sometimes granted to a national minority or a colony  
Home Rule  
      n   self-government for Ireland: the goal of the Irish Nationalists from about 1870 to 1920  
Naismith's rule  
      n     (Mountaineering)   a rule of thumb for calculating the time needed for a climbing expedition, allowing 1 hour for every 3 miles of distance plus 1 hour for every 2000 feet of height  
     (C19: named after W. W. Naismith (1856--1935), Scottish climber, who formulated it)  
parallelogram rule  
      n     (Maths, physics)   a rule for finding the resultant of two vectors by constructing a parallelogram with two adjacent sides representing the magnitudes and directions of the vectors, the diagonal through the point of intersection of the vectors representing their resultant  
phase rule  
      n   the principle that in any system in equilibrium the number of degrees of freedom is equal to the number of components less the number of phases plus two  
   See also       degree of freedom       component       4  
phrase-structure rule  
      n     (Generative grammar)   a rule of the form A <arrow> X where A is a syntactic category label, such as noun phrase or sentence, and X is a sequence of such labels and/or morphemes, expressing the fact that A can be replaced by X in generating the constituent structure of a sentence,   (Also called)    rewrite rule      Compare       transformational rule  
plumb rule  
      n   a plumb line attached to a narrow board, used by builders, surveyors, etc.  
rewrite rule  
      n     (Generative grammar)      another name for       phrase-structure rule  
rule         
      n  
1    an authoritative regulation or direction concerning method or procedure, as for a court of law, legislative body, game, or other human institution or activity  
judges' rules, play according to the rules     
2    the exercise of governmental authority or control  
the rule of Caesar     
3    the period of time in which a monarch or government has power  
his rule lasted 100 days     
4    a customary form or procedure; regular course of action  
he made a morning swim his rule     
5    usually preceded by: the   the common order of things; normal condition  
violence was the rule rather than the exception     
6    a prescribed method or procedure for solving a mathematical problem, or one constituting part of a computer program, usually expressed in an appropriate formalism  
7    a formal expression of a grammatical regularity in a linguistic description of a language  
8    any of various devices with a straight edge for guiding or measuring; ruler  
a carpenter's rule     
9   
a    a printed or drawn character in the form of a long thin line  
b       another name for       dash   1       13  
en rule, em rule     
c    a strip of brass or other metal used to print such a line  
10      (Christianity)   a systematic body of prescriptions defining the way of life to be followed by members of a religious order  
11      (Law)   an order by a court or judge  
12    as a rule   normally or ordinarily  
      vb  
13    to exercise governing or controlling authority over (a people, political unit, individual, etc.)  
he ruled for 20 years, his passion for her ruled his life     
14    when tr, often takes a clause as object   to decide authoritatively; decree  
the chairman ruled against the proposal     
15    tr   to mark with straight parallel lines or make one straight line, as with a ruler  
to rule a margin     
16    tr   to restrain or control  
to rule one's temper     
17    intr   to be customary or prevalent  
chaos rules in this school     
18    intr   to be pre-eminent or superior  
football rules in the field of sport     
19    tr     (Astrology)   (of a planet) to have a strong affinity with certain human attributes, activities, etc., associated with (one or sometimes two signs of the zodiac)  
Mars rules Aries     
20    rule the roost (or roast)   to be pre-eminent; be in charge  
     (C13: from Old French riule, from Latin regula a straight edge; see regulate)  
  rulable      adj  
rule of three  
      n   a mathematical rule asserting that the value of one unknown quantity in a proportion is found by multiplying the denominator of each ratio by the numerator of the other  
rule of thumb  
      n  
a    a rough and practical approach, based on experience, rather than a scientific or precise one based on theory  
b    (as modifier)  
a rule-of-thumb decision     
rule out  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to dismiss from consideration  
2    to make impossible; preclude or prevent  
the rain ruled out outdoor games     
self-rule  
      n      another term for       self-government       1  
setting rule  
      n     (Printing)   a metal strip used in the hand-setting of type in a composing stick to separate the line being set from the previous one  
slide rule  
      n   a mechanical calculating device consisting of two strips, one sliding along a central groove in the other, each strip graduated in two or more logarithmic scales of numbers, trigonometric functions, etc. It employs the same principles as logarithm tables  
transformational rule  
      n  
1      (Generative grammar)   a rule that converts one phrase marker into another. Taken together, these rules, which form the transformational component of the grammar, convert the deep structures of sentences into their surface structures  
2    pl     (Logic)   a rule that specifies in purely syntactic terms a method by which theorems may be derived from the axioms of a formal system  
work-to-rule  
      n  
1    a form of industrial action in which employees adhere strictly to all the working rules laid down by their employers, with the deliberate intention of reducing the rate of working  
      vb  
  work to rule  
2    intr   to decrease the rate of working by this means  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collins
ruler  
      n  
1    a person who rules or commands  
2      (Also called)    rule          a strip of wood, metal, or other material, having straight edges graduated usually in millimetres or inches, used for measuring and drawing straight lines  


board rule  
      n   a measuring device for estimating the number of board feet in a quantity of wood  
calliper rule  
      n   a measuring instrument having two parallel jaws, one fixed at right angles to the end of a calibrated scale and the other sliding along it  
chain rule  
      n     (Maths)   a theorem that may be used in the differentiation of the function of a function. It states that du/dx = (du/dy)(dy/dx), where y is a function of x and u a function of y  
foot rule  
      n   a rigid measure, one foot in length  
gag rule   , resolution  
      n     (U.S)   any closure regulation adopted by a deliberative body  
global rule  
      n   (in transformational grammar) a rule that makes reference to nonconsecutive stages of a derivation  
golden rule  
      n  
1    any of a number of rules of fair conduct, such as Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them (Matthew 7:12) or thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself (Leviticus 19:28)  
2    any important principle  
a golden rule of sailing is to wear a life jacket     
3       another name for       rule of three  
ground rule  
      n   a procedural rule or principle  
home rule  
      n  
1    self-government, esp. in domestic affairs  
2      (U.S. government)   the partial autonomy of cities and (in some states) counties, under which they manage their own affairs, with their own charters, etc., within the limits set by the state constitution and laws  
3    the partial autonomy sometimes granted to a national minority or a colony  
Home Rule  
      n   self-government for Ireland: the goal of the Irish Nationalists from about 1870 to 1920  
Naismith's rule  
      n     (Mountaineering)   a rule of thumb for calculating the time needed for a climbing expedition, allowing 1 hour for every 3 miles of distance plus 1 hour for every 2000 feet of height  
     (C19: named after W. W. Naismith (1856--1935), Scottish climber, who formulated it)  
parallelogram rule  
      n     (Maths, physics)   a rule for finding the resultant of two vectors by constructing a parallelogram with two adjacent sides representing the magnitudes and directions of the vectors, the diagonal through the point of intersection of the vectors representing their resultant  
phase rule  
      n   the principle that in any system in equilibrium the number of degrees of freedom is equal to the number of components less the number of phases plus two  
   See also       degree of freedom       component       4  
phrase-structure rule  
      n     (Generative grammar)   a rule of the form A <arrow> X where A is a syntactic category label, such as noun phrase or sentence, and X is a sequence of such labels and/or morphemes, expressing the fact that A can be replaced by X in generating the constituent structure of a sentence,   (Also called)    rewrite rule      Compare       transformational rule  
plumb rule  
      n   a plumb line attached to a narrow board, used by builders, surveyors, etc.  
rewrite rule  
      n     (Generative grammar)      another name for       phrase-structure rule  
rule         
      n  
1    an authoritative regulation or direction concerning method or procedure, as for a court of law, legislative body, game, or other human institution or activity  
judges' rules, play according to the rules     
2    the exercise of governmental authority or control  
the rule of Caesar     
3    the period of time in which a monarch or government has power  
his rule lasted 100 days     
4    a customary form or procedure; regular course of action  
he made a morning swim his rule     
5    usually preceded by: the   the common order of things; normal condition  
violence was the rule rather than the exception     
6    a prescribed method or procedure for solving a mathematical problem, or one constituting part of a computer program, usually expressed in an appropriate formalism  
7    a formal expression of a grammatical regularity in a linguistic description of a language  
8    any of various devices with a straight edge for guiding or measuring; ruler  
a carpenter's rule     
9   
a    a printed or drawn character in the form of a long thin line  
b       another name for       dash   1       13  
en rule, em rule     
c    a strip of brass or other metal used to print such a line  
10      (Christianity)   a systematic body of prescriptions defining the way of life to be followed by members of a religious order  
11      (Law)   an order by a court or judge  
12    as a rule   normally or ordinarily  
      vb  
13    to exercise governing or controlling authority over (a people, political unit, individual, etc.)  
he ruled for 20 years, his passion for her ruled his life     
14    when tr, often takes a clause as object   to decide authoritatively; decree  
the chairman ruled against the proposal     
15    tr   to mark with straight parallel lines or make one straight line, as with a ruler  
to rule a margin     
16    tr   to restrain or control  
to rule one's temper     
17    intr   to be customary or prevalent  
chaos rules in this school     
18    intr   to be pre-eminent or superior  
football rules in the field of sport     
19    tr     (Astrology)   (of a planet) to have a strong affinity with certain human attributes, activities, etc., associated with (one or sometimes two signs of the zodiac)  
Mars rules Aries     
20    rule the roost (or roast)   to be pre-eminent; be in charge  
     (C13: from Old French riule, from Latin regula a straight edge; see regulate)  
  rulable      adj  
rule of three  
      n   a mathematical rule asserting that the value of one unknown quantity in a proportion is found by multiplying the denominator of each ratio by the numerator of the other  
rule of thumb  
      n  
a    a rough and practical approach, based on experience, rather than a scientific or precise one based on theory  
b    (as modifier)  
a rule-of-thumb decision     
rule out  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to dismiss from consideration  
2    to make impossible; preclude or prevent  
the rain ruled out outdoor games     
self-rule  
      n      another term for       self-government       1  
setting rule  
      n     (Printing)   a metal strip used in the hand-setting of type in a composing stick to separate the line being set from the previous one  
slide rule  
      n   a mechanical calculating device consisting of two strips, one sliding along a central groove in the other, each strip graduated in two or more logarithmic scales of numbers, trigonometric functions, etc. It employs the same principles as logarithm tables  
transformational rule  
      n  
1      (Generative grammar)   a rule that converts one phrase marker into another. Taken together, these rules, which form the transformational component of the grammar, convert the deep structures of sentences into their surface structures  
2    pl     (Logic)   a rule that specifies in purely syntactic terms a method by which theorems may be derived from the axioms of a formal system  
work-to-rule  
      n  
1    a form of industrial action in which employees adhere strictly to all the working rules laid down by their employers, with the deliberate intention of reducing the rate of working  
      vb  
  work to rule  
2    intr   to decrease the rate of working by this means  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collins

rule

  

      n  
1    axiom, canon, criterion, decree, dictum, direction, guide, guideline, law, maxim, order, ordinance, precept, principle, regulation, ruling, standard, tenet  
2    administration, ascendancy, authority, command, control, direction, domination, dominion, empire, government, influence, jurisdiction, leadership, mastery, power, regime, reign, supremacy, sway  
3    condition, convention, custom, form, habit, order or way of things, practice, procedure, routine, tradition, wont  
4    course, formula, method, policy, procedure, way  
5    as a rule      customarily, for the most part, generally, mainly, normally, on the whole, ordinarily, usually  
      vb  
6    administer, be in authority, be in power, be number one     (informal)   command, control, direct, dominate, govern, guide, hold sway, lead, manage, preside over, regulate, reign, wear the crown  
7    adjudge, adjudicate, decide, decree, determine, establish, find, judge, lay down, pronounce, resolve, settle  
8    be customary, be pre-eminent, be prevalent, be superior, hold sway, obtain, predominate, preponderate, prevail  


rule out     
ban, debar, dismiss, disqualify, eliminate, exclude, forbid, leave out, obviate, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, reject  
  
Antonyms     
   allow, approve, authorize, let, license, order, permit, sanction  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
rules concerning what people are owed to or allowed of, according to ethical principles of freedom and applied in society
adj.
characterizing a person who relies too much on academic learning or who is overly concerned with minor details, rules or formalisms
Ex: Our company doesn't like to deal with this work supervisor because they say he's too draconian and quite pedantic.
n.
1. using copyright law to make a piece of work freely available and allowing its free distribution and modification (as long as its derivate versions follow the same copyright rules)
n.
a set of ideas, rules, or beliefs from which something is developed, or on which decisions are based
The educational framework of ISB is much different from the framework (curriculum) where I used to go to school. I do like it though.
prep.
Digital estate Planning is the process having uniform rules of envisaging and arranging for the clearance of digital assets during a person physical life under virtual identity.
[Leg.];[Tech.] arranging for the clearance of digital assets
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