ground rule noun
: 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
: a sports rule adopted to modify play on a particular field, court, or course
: a rule of procedure <ground rules for selecting a superintendent — American School Board Journal>
Examples of GROUND RULE
- <before the debate begins, let's lay out some ground rules>
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