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ruling

noun

Definition of ruling

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

Examples of ruling in a sentence

  1. The decision overturns the Supreme Court's earlier ruling.

  2. She disputed the referee's ruling.

14th Century

First Known Use of ruling

14th century


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ruling

adjective

Definition of ruling

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

  2. 2 :  generally prevailing

Examples of ruling in a sentence

  1. members of the ruling class

  2. <the ruling opinion on premarital sex>

1561

First Known Use of ruling

1561


RULING Defined for English Language Learners

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ruling

noun

Definition of ruling for English Language Learners

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


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ruling

adjective

Definition of ruling for English Language Learners

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


RULING Defined for Kids

ruling

noun rul·ing \ˈrü-liŋ\

Definition of ruling for Students

  1. :  an official decision (as by a judge)


Law Dictionary

ruling

noun rul·ing

Legal Definition of ruling

  1. :  an official or authoritative determination, decree, statement, or interpretation (as by a judge on a question of law) <followed a previous ruling on the same question> — see also revenue ruling — compare decision, disposition, finding, holding, judgment, opinion, verdict



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