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Synonyms for rule

Synonyms for rule

the act of exercising controlling power or the condition of being so controlled

the continuous exercise of authority over a political unit

a system by which a political unit is controlled

a principle governing affairs within or among political units

a code or set of codes governing action or procedure, for example

a regular or customary matter, condition, or course of events

to exercise authority or influence over

to exercise the authority of a sovereign

to command or issue commands in an arrogant manner

to occupy the preeminent position in

to make a decision about (a controversy or dispute, for example) after deliberation, as in a court of law

rule out: to prohibit from occurring by advance planning or action

rule out: to keep from being admitted, included, or considered

Synonyms for rule

something regarded as a normative example

a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct

the duration of a monarch's or government's power

directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted

any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order

(mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems

measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths

exercise authority over

be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

decide on and make a declaration about


have an affinity with

mark or draw with a ruler

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If the state takes the rule off the books, those continued lawsuits evaporate.
In the past couple of months, the IRS has proposed several rides meant to encourage retirement saving, so I'm glad to sec the Senate continue the trend by taking the five-year payout rule off the table for now.
The products arc due to be unveiled for commercial trials at this year's Christmas markets and knock the no choc rule off the new year's resolutions list.
If you see any dips in the repair, fill with a little plaster and rule off again.
That appears to have forced US Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, who is in her job only since September, to take the proposed rule off the table.