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Ruling

A judicial or administrative interpretation of a provision of a statute, order, regulation, or ordinance. The judicial determination of matters before the court such as the admissibility of evidence or the granting of a motion, which is an application for an order.

ruling

n. court decision on a case or any legal question.

ruling

noun adjudication, award, command, court's finding, decision, decree, determination, edict, finding, findings of fact and conclusions of law, judgment, judicial determination, judicial proclamaaion, judicial pronouncement, opinion of the court, order, order of the court, pronouncement, resolution, rule, verdict
Associated concepts: judicial ruling, ruling from the bench
See also: absolute, act, adjudication, authority, award, canon, central, code, conclusion, condition, conviction, decree, determination, dictate, directive, documentation, dominant, edict, enactment, essential, finding, finding of guilt, influential, judgment, mandate, master, measure, omnipotent, opinion, order, potent, powerful, predominant, prescription, prevailing, primary, principal, pronouncement, requirement, rubric, sentence, sovereign, verdict
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Finally, in times when the class struggle nears the decisive hour, the process of dissolution going on within the ruling class, in fact within the whole range of society, assumes such a violent, glaring character, that a small section of the ruling class cuts itself adrift, and joins the revolutionary class, the class that holds the future in its hands.
The small grey eyes blinked, the lips moved, with greed; greed was the ruling passion; and though there was some good nature, some genuine kindliness, a true human touch, in the old toper, his greed was now so set afire by hope, that all other traits of character lay dormant.
Or did a Martian sit within each, ruling, directing, using, much as a man's brain sits and rules in his body?
It has been above all the recreation of statesmen and great officials, a means of escape from the weariness of public life and the burden of ruling.
May he be as happy in ruling a people as he was while he tended sheep
Delafield, this is SO unexpected though you knew well enough what was coming--then you blushed as you did a little while ago, and said I am so young--I-- am but poor seventeen--then he swore you were seventy--no, no,--but he said you are old enough to be his ruling star--his destiny--his idol--his object of WORSHIP--ha
During a brief interval, employed by the pupils in ruling their books, my eye, ranging carelessly over the benches, observed, for the first time, that the farthest seat in the farthest row--a seat usually vacant--was again filled by the new scholar, the Mdlle.
Then said she to the mighty god of Neptune, "What now, wide ruling lord of the earthquake?
True to his ruling passion, philosophy had claimed him to the last, a set of Schopenhauer's works receiving his attention when able to study; but this was varied with readings in the 'Mermaid Series' of old plays, in which he took much pleasure.
Le Quoi, who had fled from his own country more through terror than because he was offensive to the ruling powers in France, had succeeded at length in getting an assurance that his return to the West Indies would be unnoticed; and the Frenchman, who had sunk into the character of a country shopkeeper with so much grace, was about to emerge again from his obscurity into his proper level in society.
Ce n'est pas ca," interrupted De Griers in a tone of impatience and contempt (evidently he was the ruling spirit of the conclave).
That delightful time, that generous season, that ruling by warm blood, were all very fine things, no doubt; but I do not regret them at all.