Part of speech:
Protocol is defined as the rules and customs of a group or a standard procedure.
(Football) A pass pattern.
Sovereign power or authority; rule; dominion
A command, direction, or instruction, usually backed by authority
A pattern of behavior considered acceptable or proper by a social group:
The science of method, or orderly arrangement; specif., the branch of logic concerned with the application of the principles of reasoning to scientific and philosophical inquiry
The definition of a dynasty is a succession of powerful leaders all from the same family.
Acceptance of or submission to authority and control
An authoritative order or command:
Dictum is defined as a statement or ruling that is from an official source or that expresses a principle.
(Roman Catholic Church) A doctrinal or disciplinary act of an ecclesiastical authority.
A standard, rule, or test by which something can be judged; measure of value
A body of law, sanctioned by legislation, in which the rules of law to be specifically applied by the courts are set forth in systematic form; a compilation of laws by public authority; a digest.
Authority is defined as a person who is considered an expert in his field.
Authority or ability to manage or direct:
A thing done often and hence, usually, done easily; practice; custom
Exercise of an occupation or profession:
Course is defined as a specific path that something follows or the way in which something develops.
An authoritative command
A cleric, such as the residential bishop of a diocese, with ordinary jurisdiction over a specified territory.
An established principle, law, custom, or usage
Exercise of sovereign power, as by a monarch.
Mastership; rule; control
Power to control or dominate by position
To be most common or frequent; be predominant:
To be the most abundant in:
To dominate or prevail over.
Govern is defined as to control, guide or manage.
To gain, as the object of desire or effort.
To control a horse, for example, with reins. Often used with in or up.
Harness is defined as to strap or belt someone or something down, or to bring under control for a purpose.
To order or command with authority
To establish or ascertain definitely, as after consideration, investigation, or calculation:
To arrive at a judgment, choice, or decision
To show the way to; lead; guide; escort
To manage or direct (the affairs of a government, institution, etc.)
To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
To be greater than something else, as in power, force, quantity, or importance; predominate:
Manage is defined as to succeed despite difficulties or to control, influence or take charge.
To show the way to, or direct the course of, by going before or along with; conduct; guide
Judge is defined as to decide on or form an opinion about something.
To aim, point, or turn in a certain direction:
To point out the way for; direct on a course; conduct; lead
To set up (a government, nation, business, etc.); found; institute
To rule (over) in a harsh or arrogant way; tyrannize; bully
To judge as referee.
To decide (a dispute) as an arbitrator
The definition of adjudicate is the act of making a judgment regarding a person or about a situation, most often in a courtroom.
To judge or decide by law
To rule as a tyrant.
(Informal) To order (a person) about; act bossy with
A rule or law concerning the functioning of natural phenomena or mechanical processes:
Regulation is the act of controlling, or a law, rule or order.
A widely used and accepted device or technique, as in drama, literature, or painting:
The definition of a ruler is a strip of wood, plastic or metal used for measuring, or a leader.
A test, standard, or model used in measurement, comparison, or judgment.
A standard of comparison or evaluation.
A principle, doctrine, or belief held as a truth, as by some group
Skill or command in a particular activity:
A rule or set of rules or requirements which are widely agreed upon or imposed by government.
A title or heading of a statute or chapter in a code of law.
A particular administration or government
(Law) A direction or order issued by an authority; a writ, command, or process.
(--- Law) A judicial decision that is binding on other equal or lower courts in the same jurisdiction as to its conclusion on a point of law, and may also be persuasive to courts in other jurisdictions, in subsequent cases involving sufficiently similar facts.
The definition of an ordinance is a rule or law enacted by local government.
A means or manner of procedure, especially a regular and systematic way of accomplishing something:
A key principle of law that has been repeated so often it has become a commonplace expression.
A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority.
Imperative is defined as a requirement or an order.
Exercise of authority in a political unit; rule.
Supreme rule; absolute power or authority; dominion
A system of belief, principles, or opinions:
A secular law, rule, or code of law.
An established rule, principle, or law.
The activity of a government or state in the exercise of its powers and duties.
Something, especially an occurrence, that is ordinary or common:
To allow oneself to be subjected to something:
To wait on tables:
(Law) Such usage as by common consent and long-established, uniform practice has taken on the force of law
Supreme power or authority
The position, function, or authority of a regent or group of regents
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