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 for Ruling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ruling \Rul"ing\, a.
     1. Predominant; chief; reigning; controlling; as, a ruling
        passion; a ruling sovereign.
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     2. Used in marking or engraving lines; as, a ruling machine
        or pen.
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     Syn: Predominant; chief; controlling; directing; guiding;
          governing; prevailing; prevalent.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ruling \Rul"ing\, n.
     1. The act of one who rules; ruled lines.
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     2. (Law) A decision or rule of a judge or a court, especially
        an oral decision, as in excluding evidence.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              A bishop then must be blameless; . . . one that
              ruleth well his own house, having his children in
              subjection.                           --1 Tim. iii.
                                                    2, 4.
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     2. To control or direct by influence, counsel, or persuasion;
        to guide; -- used chiefly in the passive.
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              I think she will be ruled
              In all respects by me.                --Shak.
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     3. To establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by
        universal or general consent, or by common practice.
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              That's are ruled case with the schoolmen.
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     4. (Law) To require or command by rule; to give as a
        direction or order of court.
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     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.
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     Ruled surface (Geom.), any surface that may be described by
        a straight line moving according to a given law; -- called
        also a scroll.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: exercising power or authority [syn: regnant,
             reigning, ruling]
      n 1: the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the
           decision itself) [syn: opinion, ruling]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  198 Moby Thesaurus words for "ruling":
     absolute, act, action, appointment, arch, armipotent, ascendant,
     at the head, authoritarian, authoritative, authorized, autocratic,
     average, award, banner, besetting, bill, boss, brevet, bull, bylaw,
     canon, capital, cardinal, central, champion, chief,
     clothed with authority, cogent, commanding, common, competent,
     condemnation, consequential, considerable, consideration,
     controlling, crowning, current, decision, declaration, decree,
     decree-law, decreement, decretal, decretum, deliverance,
     determination, diagnosis, dictate, dictation, dictum, diktat,
     directive, dominant, doom, duly constituted, dynamic, edict,
     edictum, effective, eminent, empowered, enactment, energetic,
     epidemic, ex officio, fiat, finding, first, focal, forceful,
     forcible, foremost, form, formality, formula, formulary, general,
     governing, great, head, headmost, hegemonic, hegemonistic,
     high-potency, high-powered, high-pressure, high-tension,
     imperative, important, in ascendancy, in charge, in chief,
     in force, in power, in the ascendant, influential, institution,
     ipse dixit, irresistible, jus, law, leading, legislation, lex,
     magisterial, main, master, measure, mighty, mighty in battle,
     momentous, monocratic, normal, official, on the throne, operative,
     order, ordinance, ordinary, ordonnance, overriding, overruling,
     pandemic, paramount, pivotal, popular, potent, powerful, precedent,
     predominant, predominate, predominating, preeminent, prepollent,
     preponderant, preponderate, prepotent, prescript, prescription,
     prestigious, prevailing, prevalent, primal, primary, prime,
     principal, proclamation, prognosis, prominent, pronouncement,
     pronunciamento, puissant, rampant, ranking, regnant, regulating,
     regulation, regulative, regulatory, reigning, rescript, resolution,
     rife, routine, rubric, rule, running, senatus consult,
     senatus consultum, senior, sentence, sovereign, standard,
     standing order, star, statute, stellar, stereotyped, striking,
     strong, substantial, supereminent, superior, supreme, swaying,
     telling, topflight, totalitarian, ukase, usual, valid, verdict,
     vigorous, vital, weighty, widespread

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