Definition of "ruling" []

  • Exercising control or authority: the ruling junta; ruling circles of the government. (adjective)
  • Predominant: the ruling principle. (adjective)
  • The act of governing or controlling. (noun)
  • An authoritative or official decision: a court ruling. (noun)
  • A decision of someone in authority, such as a judge (noun)

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  • One or more parallel ruled lines (noun)
  • Controlling or exercising authority (adjective)
  • Prevalent or predominant (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "ruling" in a sentence
  • "In that God's Spirit here commends their ruling, being duly discharged, _ruling well, excellently_, &c."
  • "The retirement for a president is not 65years it can be 90 you can be the president in ruling from a nursing home there is nothing wrong with that it is also making history."
  • "Zambian Progress thinks that the ruling is an indication of Zambian government weakness on corruption:"