Definition of ruling in English:

ruling

noun

  • An authoritative decision or pronouncement, especially one made by a judge.

    ‘the ruling was reversed in the appeal court’
    • ‘You would think the damage done in the last couple of years by lenient court rulings would have been enough to wake them up.’
    • ‘My best guess is that the judge was just following his superiors' rulings.’
    • ‘The developer's attempt to by-pass local authority rulings appears to residents here to be both greedy and lazy.’
    • ‘I have not found firm rulings on these matters, and the imprecision is, I think, deliberate.’
    • ‘The judges used Mr Bishop's case and three other test cases in yesterday's rulings to set guidelines for the courts.’
    • ‘More than 40,000 asylum seekers are awaiting rulings on their cases, which take an average of seven months.’
    • ‘Isn't the rule of law about following the rulings of the top court in the land?’
    • ‘He said assets would be confiscated after two court rulings on the decision.’
    • ‘Don't waste too much time trying to understand the logic of the two rulings.’
    • ‘This appeal against conviction is based solely on two rulings made by the judge prior to trial.’
    • ‘The Attorney General submits that the Judge was wrong in respect of both rulings.’
    • ‘But the case has now been referred to the Law Lords because of conflicting national and European rulings.’
    • ‘Its decisions are absolute and every member must abide by its rulings.’
    • ‘American court rulings may give the Korean judiciary a hint about how to handle this case.’
    • ‘Another area where there are problems is in the enforcement of the courts' rulings.’
    • ‘The French court's decision is at odds with rulings on similar cases in the US.’
    • ‘These provisions encourage a judge to make rulings where there are good case management reasons for doing so.’
    • ‘We start with the judge's rulings made on the scope of cross-examination and the admission of evidence.’
    • ‘This is not the first time the country's highest legal authority has astonished public opinion with its rulings on sex cases.’
    • ‘I do not remember the meeting determining what rulings should be given.’
    decision, pronouncement, resolution, decree, determination, injunction
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adjective

  • Currently exercising authority or influence.

    ‘the ruling coalition’
    • ‘The council's housing panel is expected to refer a 3.88 per cent rent rise to the authority's ruling executive for approval when it meets next Monday.’
    • ‘Generally an elected assembly is dissolved only if there is crisis in the house or if a ruling coalition breaks down.’
    • ‘Some Communist leaders' statements have led to apprehensions among the ruling coalition about the Left's outside support.’
    • ‘The ruling coalition's campaign ignores criticisms and presents the image of a party destined to govern.’
    • ‘The plan will be presented by the county authority's ruling Conservative group to a meeting of the governing executive on Tuesday.’
    • ‘A State's military ideology is also biased to the extent to which it expresses the views of a country's supreme ruling authority.’
    • ‘The town hall drama has left the authority without a ruling administration and political parties remain at loggerheads over its future.’
    • ‘It all depends on how much support the ruling coalition gets from the Opposition.’
    • ‘Features of a knightly ruling class still indirectly influence Hispanic societies, including those in the United States.’
    • ‘To think that a ruling coalition will allow its nominated prime minister to be defeated in an election is inconceivable.’
    • ‘On Aristotle's view, a community of any sort can possess order only if it has a ruling element or authority.’
    • ‘The authority of the ruling family was challenged several times in the latter half of the twentieth century.’
    • ‘This was a world of short life expectancy, poor nutrition and daily conflict with the ruling authority and nature.’
    • ‘Most people continue to make the mistake that the Democrats are an opposition party when in fact they are best understood as junior partners in a ruling coalition.’
    • ‘The show of nuclear capability should be placed in the context of the fragile political base on which India's new ruling coalition rests.’
    • ‘They currently are part of the ruling coalition along with the left-wing Labor Party.’
    • ‘Mr. Dixit is also concerned about the slowing down of economic reforms in the country, owing to inner contradictions within the ruling coalition.’
    • ‘Through its influence on the ruling party, the association forced Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare to take heed and dictated much of healthcare policy.’
    • ‘At that time, it was accepted that the ruling authority would proclaim a State religion and proscribe all others.’
    • ‘The right-wing ruling coalition in Italy, led by Prime Minister Berlusconi, is a strong ally of American President Bush in many issues, above all on foreign policy.’
    reigning, sovereign, on the throne
    governing, in charge, leading, dominant, controlling, commanding, supreme, most powerful, ascendant, in the ascendancy
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Pronunciation

ruling

/ˈruːlɪŋ/