rule against

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See: overrule
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There was a strict rule against turning round until one gave the signal, when all turned at once.
You're not killed yet--though if you were, you couldn't cry, you know, and so it's a general rule against crying, my dear!
But the defendants' counsels, said that plaintiff was trying to boycott the process, stressing that no oral application could be made since the case involved is not perishable in nature, urging the court to discard the argument and rule against the oral application.
Gary Alejano that the government was pressuring the court to rule against Trillanes.
He added that Imran Khan did not face the suit and returned to Pakistan, forcing the court to rule against him in his absence.
M2 EQUITYBITES-April 17, 2013-United States Supreme Court likely to rule against granting patents on human genes(C)2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
The poll by the nonpartisan foundation finds that 54 percent of those surveyed say the Supreme Court should rule against the mandate while only 17 percent say the court should uphold it and 29 percent either don't know or didn't answer.
Summary: DUBAI--Major General Mohammed Ahmad Al Merri, Director of the Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs in Dubai, Chairman of the Permanent Committee of Labour Affairs, stressed that 3, 850 companies had adhered to the decision of midday break rule against 73 companies that violated the rule during 2010.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed a friend-of-the-court brief that urged the appeals court to rule against government funding of religion.
If the numbers go against you, and if the courts rule against you, do not--repeat, do not--concede.
In Sally's era a husband possesses sole property and legal rights, and the courts rule against Sally completely.
If you're worried about how he'll take it, tell him you have a rule against dating your brother's friends.