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1ruling

noun

: an official decision made by a judge, referee, etc.

Full Definition of RULING

:  an official or authoritative decision, decree, statement, or interpretation (as by a judge on a point of law)

Examples of RULING

  1. The decision overturns the Supreme Court's earlier ruling.
  2. She disputed the referee's ruling.

First Known Use of RULING

15th century

2ruling

adjective

: having control and power over a country, area, group, etc.

Full Definition of RULING

1
a :  exerting power or authority <the ruling party>
b :  chief, predominating <a ruling passion>
2
:  generally prevailing

Examples of RULING

  1. members of the ruling class
  2. <the ruling opinion on premarital sex>

First Known Use of RULING

1593
RULING Defined for Kids

ruling

noun rul·ing \ˈrü-liŋ\

Definition of RULING for Kids

:  an official decision (as by a judge)

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