I. noun Date: 15th century an official or authoritative decision, decree, statement, or interpretation (as by a judge on a point of law) II. adjective Date: 1593 1. a. exerting power or authority <
the ruling party
b. chief, predominating <
a ruling passion
2. generally prevailing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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