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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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They provide an extremely useful appendix of 123 pages that contains very detailed suggestions, trial testimony excerpts, and sample pleadings to illustrate how the rules of the road can overcome complexity, confusion, and ambiguity.
Knowing and obeying the rules of the road is key to becoming a safe driver, he said, but is no guarantee.
As companies respond to this call to participate, they need clear guidance on the rules of the road.
Quantity 2 pieces, and the rules of the road, 1/1975, amended several times.
If you want to be on the road you should abide by the rules of the road.
However, it seems the rules of the road are all too soon forgotten and some motorists would benefit from a refresher course.
IF you are hiring a car in a foreign country and are not familiar with the local rules of the road you can have a problem.
A MOTORIST who keeps failing his test says the Government's Rules of the Road handbook is driving him mad.
Perhaps we should start teaching rules of the road to youngsters.
Contract notice: Service of administrative and subsidiary of sanction proceedings provided for by the rules of the road, the high command of the municipal police, including the management of voluntary and compulsory withdrawals and supply through fixed-fee rental of electronic devices for the detection of violations to the maximum limits speed provided by the rules of the road.
CYCLISTS who break the rules of the road should be handed on the spot fines, it was claimed yesterday.
Unfortunately, many adults fail to wear a helmet, use other safety equipment, or to observe the rules of the road.
They are a danger to all pedestrians and a cause for concern to responsible cyclists who obey the rules of the road and pay heed to traffic lights.
Jennifer Culley, from Privilege Insurance said: "With almost one in twenty children actually scared by their parent's driving, 'grown-ups' need to drive even more carefully and follow the rules of the road.
The rules of the road have changed for young and inadequate men.