plural of rule

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2 lawful control over the affairs of a political unit (as a nation)
  • the years during which Russia was under Communist rule

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3 an inherited or established way of thinking, feeling, or doing
  • one of the sacred rules of that ancient society was respect for the elderly

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present tense third-person singular of rule

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1 to exercise authority or power over
  • a sea captain who ruled his ship sternly but justly

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2 to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression)
  • a monarch who is known for ruling her emotions with an iron hand

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“Rules.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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