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A device used to adjust or control
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  1. A device used to adjust or control
  2. A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb:
  3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
Rule or power to rule; sovereign authority; sovereignty
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  1. Rule or power to rule; sovereign authority; sovereignty
  2. A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm.
  3. Control or the exercise of control; sovereignty:
The administering of justice; authority or legal power to hear and decide cases
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  1. The administering of justice; authority or legal power to hear and decide cases
  2. Authority or control:
  3. The territorial range of authority or control.
Any command or order
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  1. Any command or order
  2. An official public proclamation or order issued by authority; decree
  3. A decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law.
An authoritative command
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  1. An authoritative command
  2. A guiding principle or requirement
  3. A guiding principle:
A rule or direction, as in technical matters
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  1. A rule or direction, as in technical matters
  2. A rule or principle prescribing a particular course of action or conduct.
  3. (Law) A direction or order issued by an authority; a writ, command, or process.
A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition:
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  1. A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition:
  2. A pattern of action that is acquired and has become so automatic that it is difficult to break
  3. A thing done often and hence, usually, done easily; practice; custom
Development in a particular way; progress:
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  1. Development in a particular way; progress:
  2. (Sports) A designated route or area on which a race is held:
  3. A typical, natural, or customary manner of proceeding or developing:
The business of a professional person:
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  1. The business of a professional person:
  2. The act or process of doing something; performance or action:
  3. A session of preparation or performance undertaken to acquire or polish a skill:
(Music) To direct the performance of (an orchestra or chorus, for example).
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  1. (Music) To direct the performance of (an orchestra or chorus, for example).
  2. To direct the course of; manage or control:
  3. To manage, control, or direct
To exercise authority over; direct; command
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  1. To exercise authority over; direct; command
  2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
  3. To hold in restraint; check:
To say or read aloud to be recorded or written by another:
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  1. To say or read aloud to be recorded or written by another:
  2. To impose or give (orders) with or as with authority
  3. To control or command:
To put or keep in order; organize; arrange
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  1. To put or keep in order; organize; arrange
  2. To give an order or orders; request that something be done or supplied.
  3. To request to be supplied with:
To order, establish, or decide by decree:
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  1. To order, establish, or decide by decree:
  2. To issue a decree; ordain
  3. To order, decide, or appoint by decree or officially
In a direct manner; directly
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  1. In a direct manner; directly
  2. 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.” 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.”
  3. To order or command with authority
Possession and exercise of the authority to command:
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  1. Possession and exercise of the authority to command:
  2. Ability to control or use; mastery:
  3. Power to control or dominate by position
A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb:
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  1. A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb:
  2. A device used to adjust or control
  3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
The state of being dominant; of prime importance; supremacy.
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  1. The state of being dominant; of prime importance; supremacy.
  2. Being in a position of power, authority or ascendancy over others.
  3. A dominating, or being dominant; control; authority
Control or power over another or others.
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  1. Control or power over another or others.
  2. The exercise of such control or power.
  3. A dominating or being dominated; rule; control; ascendancy
Rule or power to rule; sovereign authority; sovereignty
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  1. Rule or power to rule; sovereign authority; sovereignty
  2. A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm.
  3. Control or the exercise of control; sovereignty:
Ascendancy or victory in struggle or competition; the upper hand
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  1. Ascendancy or victory in struggle or competition; the upper hand
  2. Full command of a subject of study:
  3. Mastership; rule; control
Royal power, authority, or rule; sovereignty
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  1. Royal power, authority, or rule; sovereignty
  2. The period of rule, dominance, sway, etc.
  3. Dominance or widespread influence:
Influence or control:
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  1. Influence or control:
  2. Sovereign power or authority; rule; dominion
  3. Influence, force, or control
The act of administering; management; specif., the management of governmental or institutional affairs
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  1. The act of administering; management; specif., the management of governmental or institutional affairs
  2. The act or process of administering, especially the management of a government or large institution.
  3. The officials in the executive branch of a government and their policies and principles
A spirit presumed to speak or act through a medium.
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  1. A spirit presumed to speak or act through a medium.
  2. The act or fact of controlling; power to direct or regulate; ability to use effectively
  3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
An authoritative order or command:
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  1. An authoritative order or command:
  2. The act of directing; management; supervision
  3. The management, supervision, or guidance of a group or operation:
The specific system by which a political system is ruled.
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  1. The specific system by which a political system is ruled.
  2. The state of being governed.
  3. The process, or the power, of governing; government or administration.
The act or process of governing, especially the control and administration of public policy in a political unit.
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  1. The act or process of governing, especially the control and administration of public policy in a political unit.
  2. The exercise of authority over a state, district, organization, institution, etc.; direction; control; rule; management
  3. In criminal cases, the prosecution is occasionally referred to as the government.
The specific system by which a political system is ruled.
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  1. The specific system by which a political system is ruled.
  2. The state of being governed.
  3. The process, or the power, of governing; government or administration.
(Now Rare) A governed territory
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  1. (Now Rare) A governed territory
  2. The exercise of authority over a state, district, organization, institution, etc.; direction; control; rule; management
  3. In criminal cases, the prosecution is occasionally referred to as the government.
A government, especially an oppressive or undemocratic one:
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  1. A government, especially an oppressive or undemocratic one:
  2. A form of government or rule; political system
  3. A particular administration or government
The works of a writer that have been accepted as authentic:
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  1. The works of a writer that have been accepted as authentic:
  2. An ecclesiastical law or code of laws established by a church council.
  3. (Rare) Any law or decree
(Roman Catholic Church) A doctrinal or disciplinary act of an ecclesiastical authority.
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  1. (Roman Catholic Church) A doctrinal or disciplinary act of an ecclesiastical authority.
  2. An authoritative order having the force of law.
  3. An administrative act applying or interpreting articles of canon law.
Any command or order
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  1. Any command or order
  2. An official public proclamation or order issued by authority; decree
  3. A decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law.
An organization for the promotion of art, science, education, etc.
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  1. An organization for the promotion of art, science, education, etc.
  2. An institution for advanced study, research, and instruction in a restricted field
  3. An established principle, law, custom, or usage
A statement describing a relationship observed to be invariable between or among phenomena for all cases in which the specified conditions are met:
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  1. A statement describing a relationship observed to be invariable between or among phenomena for all cases in which the specified conditions are met:
  2. Something, such as an order or a dictum, having absolute or unquestioned authority:
  3. Legal action or proceedings; litigation:
A statute or regulation, especially one enacted by a city government.
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  1. A statute or regulation, especially one enacted by a city government.
  2. An established or prescribed practice or usage, esp. a religious rite
  3. A local law, usually on the municipality level, that, when fully enacted, has the same effect and force as a statute within that municipality. A local law, usually on the municipality level, that, when fully enacted, has the same effect and force as a statute within that municipality.
A rule of moral conduct; maxim
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  1. A rule of moral conduct; maxim
  2. A rule or direction, as in technical matters
  3. (Law) A direction or order issued by an authority; a writ, command, or process.
A written order, especially by a physician, for the preparation and administration of a medicine or other treatment.
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  1. A written order, especially by a physician, for the preparation and administration of a medicine or other treatment.
  2. Something that is prescribed; a rule, law, or direction:
  3. The action of establishing a rule, law, or direction.
The act of regulating or the state of being regulated.
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  1. The act of regulating or the state of being regulated.
  2. A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct.
  3. A governmental order having the force of law.
An authoritative command
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  1. An authoritative command
  2. A guiding principle:
  3. A guiding principle or requirement
Something prescribed, especially a rule or regulation of conduct.
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  1. Something prescribed, especially a rule or regulation of conduct.
A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules.
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  1. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules.
  2. A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct.
  3. A regulating or being regulated
A direction, as in a prayer book, for conducting religious services
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  1. A direction, as in a prayer book, for conducting religious services
  2. A title or heading of a statute or chapter in a code of law.
  3. An established custom or rule of procedure
(Obs.) A passage marked for reference or included in a commonplace book
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  1. (Obs.) A passage marked for reference or included in a commonplace book
  2. A trite or obvious remark; truism; platitude
  3. Anything common or ordinary
A standard or expectation that is established for a given enterprise or effort:
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  1. A standard or expectation that is established for a given enterprise or effort:
  2. A standard, model, or pattern for a group
  3. A standard of conduct that should or must be followed
A cleric, such as the residential bishop of a diocese, with ordinary jurisdiction over a specified territory.
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  1. A cleric, such as the residential bishop of a diocese, with ordinary jurisdiction over a specified territory.
  2. The parts of the Mass that are fixed or relatively unvarying; common
  3. The usual or normal condition or course of events:
To exercise authority over; direct; command
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  1. To exercise authority over; direct; command
  2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
  3. To hold in restraint; check:
To manage the affairs, course, or action of; guide; conduct; regulate
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  1. To manage the affairs, course, or action of; guide; conduct; regulate
  2. To manage or regulate the business or affairs of; be in charge of:
  3. In a direct manner; directly
To have or exert strong authority or mastery.
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  1. To have or exert strong authority or mastery.
  2. To be situated in or occupy a position that is more elevated or decidedly superior to others.
  3. To rule or control by superior power or influence
(Grammar) To require (a specific morphological form) of accompanying words.
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  1. (Grammar) To require (a specific morphological form) of accompanying words.
  2. To control the speed or magnitude of; regulate:
  3. To exercise authority over; rule, administer, direct, control, manage, etc.
To regulate the speed of (an automobile, etc.) by means of a governor
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  1. To regulate the speed of (an automobile, etc.) by means of a governor
  2. To exercise political authority.
  3. To be a rule or law for; determine
To be predominant or prevalent:
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  1. To be predominant or prevalent:
  2. To rule as a sovereign
  3. To hold the title of sovereign, as in a constitutional monarchy
To vacillate or alternate between one position, opinion, etc. and another
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  1. To vacillate or alternate between one position, opinion, etc. and another
  2. (Archaic) To rule or govern.
  3. (Old Poet.) To rule; reign; hold sway
To decorate with raised ornaments, metal studs, etc.
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  1. To decorate with raised ornaments, metal studs, etc.
  2. To give orders to, especially in an arrogant or domineering manner:
  3. (Informal) To order (a person) about; act bossy with
To issue orders or commands.
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  1. To issue orders or commands.
  2. To say or read aloud material to be recorded or written by another:
  3. To give (orders or instructions) arbitrarily
To enjoy a commanding, controlling position in:
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  1. To enjoy a commanding, controlling position in:
  2. To be situated in or occupy a position that is more elevated or decidedly superior to others.
  3. To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power:
To exercise arbitrary or arrogant rule or control.
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  1. To exercise arbitrary or arrogant rule or control.
  2. To rule (over) in a harsh or arrogant way; tyrannize; bully
To put or keep in order; organize; arrange
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  1. To put or keep in order; organize; arrange
  2. To give an order or orders; request that something be done or supplied.
  3. To request to be supplied with:
To rule as a tyrant.
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  1. To rule as a tyrant.
  2. To exercise absolute power:
  3. To govern or use authority harshly or cruelly; be oppressive
To tower over (other things); rise high above (the surroundings, etc.)
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  1. To tower over (other things); rise high above (the surroundings, etc.)
  2. To exert a supreme, guiding influence on or over:
  3. To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power:
To have ascendancy, authority, or dominating influence (over others); hold sway
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  1. To have ascendancy, authority, or dominating influence (over others); hold sway
  2. To dominate or hold power over, especially through numerical advantage; to outweigh.
  3. To have or gain controlling power or influence; prevail:
To sink or incline downward, as a scale of a balance
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  1. To sink or incline downward, as a scale of a balance
  2. To be greater than something else, as in power, force, quantity, or importance; predominate:
  3. To surpass others in amount, number, power, influence, importance, etc.; predominate
To be in force, use, or effect; be current:
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  1. To be in force, use, or effect; be current:
  2. To be greater in strength or influence; triumph:
  3. To be or become stronger or more widespread; predominate
To rule as a sovereign
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  1. To rule as a sovereign
  2. To be predominant or prevalent:
  3. To hold the title of sovereign, as in a constitutional monarchy
To regard, consider, or deem:
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  1. To regard, consider, or deem:
  2. To judge or decide by law
  3. To determine or decide by judicial procedure; adjudicate.
To make a decision (in a legal case or proceeding), as where a judge or arbitrator rules on some disputed issue or claim between the parties.
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  1. To make a decision (in a legal case or proceeding), as where a judge or arbitrator rules on some disputed issue or claim between the parties.
  2. To serve as a judge (in or on a dispute or problem)
  3. To hear and decide (a case); adjudge
To submit to settlement or judgment by arbitration:
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  1. To submit to settlement or judgment by arbitration:
  2. To give to an arbitrator to decide; settle by arbitration
  3. To decide (a dispute) as an arbitrator
To cause to reach a decision
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  1. To cause to reach a decision
  2. To influence or determine the outcome of:
  3. To settle conclusively all contention or uncertainty about:
To order, establish, or decide by decree:
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  1. To order, establish, or decide by decree:
  2. To issue a decree; ordain
  3. To order, decide, or appoint by decree or officially
To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
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  1. To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
  2. To settle (a dispute, question, etc.) conclusively; decide
  3. To decide; resolve
(--- Law) To hear and decide on in a court of law:
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  1. (--- Law) To hear and decide on in a court of law:
  2. To act or decide as a judge.
  3. To determine the winner of (a contest) or settle (a controversy)
To act as referee
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  1. To act as referee
  2. To act as referee for (a game, sport, etc.) or regarding (a legal matter, scholarly article, etc.)
  3. To judge as referee.
To act as referee for; rule or judge.
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  1. To act as referee for; rule or judge.
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