that rules; specif.,
- the act of governing
- an official decision, esp. one made by a court or judge
- the making of ruled lines
- the lines so made
See ruling in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- 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.
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