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ruling

rul·ing

ruling

 
pronunciation:
ru lIng
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition: a decision by an authority, as in a court of law.
Rulings by the Supreme Court in the 1950s stated that segregation of schools was not constitutional.
similar words:
act, judgment, sentence, verdict
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: governing; controlling.
similar words:
sovereign