Rule
Rule Rule, v. i. 1. To have power or command; to exercise supreme authority; -- often followed by over. [1913 Webster]

By me princes rule, and nobles. --Prov. viii. 16. [1913 Webster]

We subdue and rule over all other creatures. --Ray. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) To lay down and settle a rule or order of court; to decide an incidental point; to enter a rule. --Burril. Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

3. (Com.) To keep within a (certain) range for a time; to be in general, or as a rule; as, prices ruled lower yesterday than the day before. [1913 Webster]


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  • rule — [ro͞ol] n. [ME reule < OFr rieule < L regula, ruler, straightedge < regere, to lead straight, rule: see RIGHT] 1. a) an authoritative regulation for action, conduct, method, procedure, arrangement, etc. [the rules of the school] b) an… …   English World dictionary

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