Rule

  • 41 rule — /rul / (say roohl) noun 1. a principle or regulation governing conduct, action, procedure, arrangement, etc. 2. the code of regulations observed by a religious order or congregation. 3. that which customarily or normally occurs or holds good: the …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 42 rule — Synonyms and related words: Aristotelian sorites, Goclenian sorites, Procrustean law, SOP, T square, a priori truth, acme, act, act on, administration, antetype, antitype, apothegm, appointment, apriorism, archetype, as a rule, ascendancy, assize …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 43 rule — I verb To command or require by a rule of court; as, to rule the sheriff to return the writ, to rule the defendant to plead, to rule against an objection to evidence. To settle or decide a point of law arising upon a trial, and, when it is said… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 44 rule — I. noun Etymology: Middle English reule, from Anglo French, from Latin regula straightedge, rule, from regere to keep straight, direct more at right Date: 13th century 1. a. a prescribed guide for conduct or action b. the laws or regulations… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 45 Rule — Recorded as Roule, Rule, Rhule, and Ruwel lthis is an Anglo Scottish surname. If Scottish it is locational from the lands of Rule in the parish of Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. The derivation is from the River Rule which flows through the area, and is… …

    Surnames reference

  • 46 rule — {{11}}rule (n.) early 13c., principle or maxim governing conduct, from O.Fr. riule, from V.L. *regula, from L. regula straight stick, bar, ruler, pattern, related to regere to rule, straighten, guide (see RIGHT (Cf. right)). Replaced O.E. wealdan …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 47 rule — cu·rule; flo·rule; rule; rule·less; fer·rule; mis·rule; …

    English syllables

  • 48 rule — [[t]rul[/t]] n. v. ruled, rul•ing 1) a principle or regulation governing conduct, procedure, arrangement, etc 2) the customary or normal circumstance, occurrence, practice, quality, etc.: the rule rather than the exception[/ex] 3) control,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 49 Rule of 11 — In bridge, the rule of 11 is applied when the opening lead is the fourth best from the defender s suit. By subtracting the rank of the card led from 11, a defender can figure out how many cards are higher than the card partner has led. The rule… …

    Wikipedia

  • 50 Rule Of 70 — A way to estimate the number of years it takes for a certain variable to double. The rule of 70 states that in order to estimate the number of years for a variable to double, take the number 70 and divide it by the growth rate of the variable.… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 51 Rule Of 78 — A method of allocating the interest charge on a loan across its payment periods. Under the Rule of 78, periods are weighted by comparing their numerical values to the sum of all the digits of the periods. The weights are applied in reverse,… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 52 rule — 1. noun 1) health and safety rules Syn: regulation, ruling, directive, order, act, law, statute, edict, canon, mandate, command, dictate, decree, fiat, injunction, commandment, stipulation …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 53 rule — 1. noun 1) health and safety rules Syn: regulation, directive, order, law, statute 2) church attendance on Sunday was the general rule Syn: procedure, practice, protocol, convention, norm …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 54 rule in — verb include or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑rule out • Hypernyms: ↑rule, ↑decree • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * ˌ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 55 Rule —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Rule (chanson). Rule Album par Anna Tsuchiya Sortie 22 septembre 2010 …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 56 Rule 72(t) — An Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rule that allows for penalty free withdrawals from an IRA account. The rule requires that, in order for the IRA owner to take penalty free early withdrawals, he or she must take at least five substantially equal… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 57 rule — [13] Rule is one of a largish family of English words that go back ultimately to Latin rēgula ‘straight stick, ruler, rule, pattern’ (whose close relatives rēx ‘king’ and regere ‘rule’ have also contributed royally to English vocabulary in the… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 58 rulé — s. nalgas, ano. ❙ «...el rulé de la catalana cuarentona no suele ser pantalonable...» C. J. Cela, Viaje al Pirineo de Lérida. ❙ ▄▀ «Me dio tal patá en el rulé que me cagué en su puta madre.» ❘ del francés rouler, rodar. 2. dar por el rulé expr.… …

    Diccionario del Argot "El Sohez"

  • 59 rule — [13] Rule is one of a largish family of English words that go back ultimately to Latin rēgula ‘straight stick, ruler, rule, pattern’ (whose close relatives rēx ‘king’ and regere ‘rule’ have also contributed royally to English vocabulary in the… …

    Word origins

  • 60 rule — /ru:l/ noun a statement that directs how people should behave ● It is a company rule that smoking is not allowed in the offices. ● The rules of the organisation are explained during the induction sessions. ♦ as a rule usually ● As a rule, we do… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance


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