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  • one of a set of explicit or understood regulations or principles governing conduct or procedure within a particular area of activity.
    E.g. the rules of cricket
  • control of or dominion over an area or people.
    E.g. the revolution brought an end to British rule
  • the normal or customary state of things.
    E.g. such accidents are the exception rather than the rule
  • a strip of wood or other rigid material used for measuring length or marking straight lines; a ruler.
  • short for Australian Rules.
  • exercise ultimate power or authority over (an area and its people).
    E.g. the region today is ruled by elected politicians
  • pronounce authoritatively and legally to be the case.
    E.g. an industrial tribunal ruled that he was unfairly dismissed from his job
  • make parallel lines across (paper).
    E.g. rule the pages horizontally and print the information within the rules.
  • (of a price or a traded commodity with regard to its price) have a specified general level or strength.
    E.g. in the jutes section Indus and Pak Jute ruled firm

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