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ground rule

noun

Simple Definition of ground rule

  • : a basic rule about what should be done in a particular situation, event, etc.

  • sports : a special rule about how a game is played on a particular field, court, or course

Full Definition of ground rule

  1. 1 :  a sports rule adopted to modify play on a particular field, court, or course

  2. 2 :  a rule of procedure <ground rules for selecting a superintendent — American School Board Journal>

Examples of ground rule

  1. <before the debate begins, let's lay out some ground rules>



1890

First Known Use of ground rule

1890


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