- the act of governing
- an official decision, esp. one made by a court or judge
- the making of ruled lines
- the lines so made
- Exercising control or authority: the ruling junta; ruling circles of the government.
- Predominant: the ruling principle.
- The act of governing or controlling.
- An authoritative or official decision: a court ruling.
- That rules; predominant; chief; reigning; controlling.
- the ruling monarch
- a ruling passion
- Present participle of rule.