Rule
Rule Rule, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Syn: regulation; law; precept; maxim; guide; canon; order; method; direction; control; government; sway; empire. [1913 Webster] Rule Rule, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ruled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ruling}.] [Cf. OF. riuler, ruiler, L. regulare. See {Rule}, n., and cf. {Regulate}.] 1. To control the will and actions of; to exercise authority or dominion over; to govern; to manage. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

A bishop then must be blameless; . . . one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection. --1 Tim. iii. 2, 4. [1913 Webster]

2. To control or direct by influence, counsel, or persuasion; to guide; -- used chiefly in the passive. [1913 Webster]

I think she will be ruled In all respects by me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice. [1913 Webster]

That's are ruled case with the schoolmen. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

4. (Law) To require or command by rule; to give as a direction or order of court. [1913 Webster]

5. To mark with lines made with a pen, pencil, etc., guided by a rule or ruler; to print or mark with lines by means of a rule or other contrivance effecting a similar result; as, to rule a sheet of paper of a blank book. [1913 Webster]

{Ruled surface} (Geom.), any surface that may be described by a straight line moving according to a given law; -- called also a {scroll}. [1913 Webster]


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