house rule
noun Date: 1947 a rule (as in a game) that applies only among a certain group or in a certain place

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  • House rule — House rules are rules applying only in a certain location or organization. Bars and pubs in which games take place frequently have house rules posted. For example, it is a house rule in United States Air Force officers clubs that if an officer… …   Wikipedia

  • house rule — house′ rule′ n. gam a rule in a gambling game used only in a certain casino or among certain players • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • house rule — noun A rule adopted by a particular establishment. A house rule was put into effect which set aside certain hours when the hall was to be used by white patrons only …   Wiktionary

  • house rule — noun : a rule applying to a game only among a certain group or in a certain place (as a gambling house) * * * a rule that is used in a game only in a specific place, as a particular casino, or only among a certain group of players. [1945 50] …   Useful english dictionary

  • house rule — a rule that is used in a game only in a specific place, as a particular casino, or only among a certain group of players. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • Chatham House Rule — The Chatham House Rule is a core principle that governs the confidentiality of the source of information received at a meeting. Since its refinement in 2002, the rule states:[1] When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House… …   Wikipedia

  • Chatham House Rule — Die Chatham House Rule (zu Deutsch: Chatham House Regel) stammt aus dem Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, auch bekannt als Chatham House . “When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chatham House Rule — When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. The… …   Law dictionary

  • man-in-the-house rule — A regulation that was formerly applied in certain jurisdictions that denied poor families welfare payments in the event that a man resided under the same roof with them. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. man in the house… …   Law dictionary

  • Chatham House Rule —  Not Rules. A rule of confidentiality formulated in 1927 at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, or Chatham House, London. Under it information gathered at a meeting may be used, but the source may not be disclosed …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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