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nonruling

adjective non·rul·ing \ ˌnän-ˈrü-liŋ \

Definition of nonruling

:not exerting power or authority :not ruling
  • nonruling parties
  • Thus 1100-1250 will be designated as Early Middle English, when only the nonruling classes used English.
  • —Garland Cannon

First Known Use of nonruling

1832


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nonruling

noun

Definition of nonruling

plural nonrulings
:lack or absence of a ruling :the failure or refusal to issue a decisive ruling (as by a judge or governmental agency)
  • For strict constructionists, the nonruling allows the culture to sort out the arguments consistent with what clearly are changing social mores.
  • —Cal Thomas

First Known Use of nonruling

1971


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