Definition of rule-boundedness in English:

rule-boundedness

noun

  • The quality or fact of being rule-bound.

Origin

1950s. From rule + bounded + -ness, apparently after German Regelgebundenheit, lit. ‘the quality or fact of being rule-bound’, and Regelhaftigkeit, lit. ‘the quality or fact of following a rule’.

Pronunciation

rule-boundedness

/ˌruːlˈbaʊndɪdnɪs/