rule

rule NOUN 1) a regulation or principle governing conduct or procedure within a particular sphere. 2) control or government: British rule. 3) a code of practice and discipline for a religious community. 4) (the rule) the normal or customary state of things. 5) a straight strip of rigid material used for measuring; a ruler. 6) a thin printed line or dash.
VERB 1) exercise ultimate power over (a people or nation). 2) exert a powerful and restricting influence on. 3) pronounce authoritatively and legally to be the case. 4) make parallel lines on (paper).
as a rule — Cf. ↑as a rule
rule of thumb — Cf. ↑rule of thumb
rule out/in — Cf. ↑rule out/in
rule the roost — Cf. ↑rule the roost
run the rule over — Cf. ↑run the rule over
ORIGIN Old French reule, from Latin regula 'straight stick' .

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