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Definitions of ruling

  1. Any decision a judge makes during the course of a lawsuit.
  2. Governing or having control. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. The act of one who rules; ruled lines. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A decision or rule of a judge or a court, especially an oral decision, as in excluding evidence. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A decision laid down by a judge or court; the act of making lines, or the lines so made. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. of Rule Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Predominant; chief; reigning; controlling; as, a ruling passion; a ruling sovereign. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Used in marking or engraving lines; as, a ruling machine or pen. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Predominant: prevailing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Governing; determining; marking by a ruler; predominant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Having control or authority; marking with lines, as with a ruler; predominant; controlling; reigning. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for ruling

  1. After that she never attempted to change his ruling – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  2. You know as well as I do what a complete possession any ruling idea takes of her whole nature. – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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