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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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