Rule synonyms

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The methods or tactics involved in managing a state or government:
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To hold, to control the use of.
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Rigid; fixed:
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To settle conclusively all contention or uncertainty about:
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To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.”
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The agency or apparatus through which a governing individual or body functions and exercises authority.
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A regular or customary matter, condition, or course of events
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Of or relating to habitual behavior.
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A usual practice or habitual way of behaving; habit
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Knowledge of law.
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To exercise the function of governing; rule
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To direct or conduct business affairs.
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(Cricket) The set number of balls bowled during a single turn at one end of the wicket
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A device used to adjust or control
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The prescribed form or customary procedure, as in a meeting or court of law:
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A person or thing that rules or governs
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To order, establish, or decide by decree:
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Necessary according to etiquette, protocol or fashion.
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Of upper-level administrative or managerial personnel or functions
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Of or establishing a norm, or standard, now, specif., of behavior
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Of or relating to Orthodox Judaism.
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Of, relating to, or constituting a precedent.
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(Law) Of or relating to acquisition or occupancy by prescription.
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Of, or relating to a step-by-step program, especially a computer program
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Prevalent; widespread
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Of or pertaining to regulation.
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Currently ruling or holding a position.
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Exercising control or authority:
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Characterized by scarcity of money, credit restrictions, or other financial strain:
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(Uncountable) The act of administering; government of public affairs; the service rendered, or duties assumed, in conducting affairs; the conducting of any office or employment; direction.
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Justification; grounds:
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An established principle or law of a science, art, etc.
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(Law) A legal principle usually expressed in Latin, traditionally used to concisely express a wider legal concept or rule.
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A standard to judge by; criterion
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A systematic collection of regulations or rules of procedure or conduct:
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(Law) An agreement to do or not do a particular thing.
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A specific statement of this kind, accepted by a church
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The definition of criterion is the standard by which something is judged or assessed.
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Of fact, opinion, principle, etc.
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The work of the director in cinema or theater; the skill of directing a film, play etc.
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The period during which a certain family reigns
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An empire is defined as a political unit or territory or large geographic area under a unified or supreme authority, often an emperor or empress.
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A binding or compelling rule, duty, requirement, etc.
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A precept; a succinct statement or observation of a rule of conduct or moral teaching.
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The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge:
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The definition of methodology is the branch of logic that studies reasoning or is the way something is done.
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A standard, model, or pattern for a group
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A governmental, now esp. municipal, statute or regulation
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The definition of precedent is a decision that is the basis or reason for future decisions.
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A rule of moral conduct; maxim
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Something prescribed, especially a rule or regulation of conduct.
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A written order, especially by a physician, for the preparation and administration of a medicine or other treatment.
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A fundamental truth, law, doctrine, or motivating force, upon which others are based
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(International law, now rare) An official record of a diplomatic meeting or negotiation; later specifically, a draft document setting out agreements to be signed into force by a subsequent formal treaty. [from 17th c.]
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A system of government that substitutes for the reign of a king or queen when that king or queen becomes unable to rule.
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A government, especially an oppressive or undemocratic one:
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Any regulation or remedy which is intended to produce beneficial effects by gradual operation.
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The condition or quality of being regnant; sovereignty; rule.
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A governmental order having the force of law.
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The period of rule, dominance, sway, etc.
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The title or a heading of a law
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A principle or example or measure used for comparison.
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The quality or state of being supreme
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Any method or manner of accomplishing something
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The definition of a tenet is a belief or principle that is held by a group as being true.
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An expression of relations in an equation or formula
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A hard black stone, such as jasper or basalt, formerly used to test the quality of gold or silver by comparing the streak left on the stone by one of these metals with that of a standard alloy.
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A graduated stick or rod one yard in length, used in measuring
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To comport (oneself) in a specified way:
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To cause to chase after or pursue game.
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To defeat by a decision, as in boxing:
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To reach a decision; resolve:
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To exercise authority or influence over
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To exert a supreme, guiding influence on or over:
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To exercise arbitrary or arrogant rule or control.
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To exercise authority or influence over
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To exercise authority or influence over
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To exercise authority or influence over
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(Card Games) To win control of (a suit) so that one is sure of taking all the remaining tricks in it
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A set of symbols showing the composition of a chemical compound. A formula lists the elements contained within it and indicates the number of atoms of each element with a subscript numeral if the number is more than 1. For example, H2 O is the formula for water, where H2 indicates two atoms of hydrogen and O indicates one atom of oxygen.
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To direct the course or motion of (a vehicle, implement, etc.) by physical action
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To head means to take the lead or be in charge of.
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To exert or have influence on; have an effect on the nature, behavior, development, action, or thought of
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(Bible) To govern; rule. Used of an ancient Israelite leader.
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To exercise authority or influence over
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To guide or conduct in a certain course, or to a certain place or end, by making the way known; to show the way, especially by going with or going in advance of, to lead a pupil; to guide somebody somewhere or to bring somebody somewhere by means of.instructions. Hence, figuratively: To direct; to counsel; to instruct; as, to lead a traveler.
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To exercise authority or influence over
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To regulate by laws; to reduce to order.
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To do something repeatedly in order to acquire or polish a skill:
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To have or gain controlling power or influence; prevail:
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To surpass others in amount, number, power, influence, importance, etc.; predominate
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To hold the position of authority; act as chairperson or president:
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To be in force, use, or effect; be current:
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To exercise authority or influence over
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To hold back or keep in check; control:
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To exercise authority or influence over
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(Informal) Much; to a considerable degree
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(Physiology) The superior development of or preference for one side of the body or one of a pair of organs; such as being right-handed.
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The act or process of mastering; the state of having mastered; expertise.
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The specific system by which a political system is ruled.
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An organization founded to promote a cause:
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A trite or obvious saying; a platitude:
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The usual or normal condition or course of events:
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To exercise authoritative control over; to lord over; to boss around; to tell (someone) what to do, often repeatedly.
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(Intransitive) to rule as a tyrant
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To deem or determine to be.
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To make a decision in a legal case or proceeding:
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The definition of arbitrate is to submit a dispute to be settled to someone other than a judge, or to do the act of settling a dispute between two parties.
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To act as referee.
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(Sports, intransitive) To act as an umpire in a game.
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(International law) A treaty or supplement to such.
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Normal is defined as the usual or the average.
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Model, example.
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(linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice
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To capture, control or put to use.
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To check or hold back by the use of reins. Often used with in or up :
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Find is defined as to come across something by chance or to locate something that was once lost.
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A tendency to perform a certain action or behave in a certain way; usual way of doing something
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Being a specified year of a monarch's reign calculated from the date of accession:
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Administer is defined as to manage, direct or enforce something.
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To act in a particular capacity:
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Or (intransitive) To enter or put forward for approval, consideration, marking etc.
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To present an argument, especially in a legal case.
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