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Meaning of RULING

Pronunciation:  'rooling

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
  2. [adj]  exercising power or authority

RULING is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: opinion, powerful, regnant, reigning
 See Also: Bakke decision, fatwa, judgement, judgment, judicial decision



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rul"ing\, a.
    1. Predominant; chief; reigning; controlling; as, a ruling
       passion; a ruling sovereign.
    2. Used in marking or engraving lines; as, a ruling machine
       or pen.
    Syn: Predominant; chief; controlling; directing; guiding;
         governing; prevailing; prevalent.
  2. \Rul"ing\, n.
    1. The act of one who rules; ruled lines.
    2. (Law) A decision or rule of a judge or a court, especially
       an oral decision, as in excluding evidence.