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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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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:"