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11th Amendment an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees a level of sovereign immunity to states by forbidding federal courts from ruling on cases brought against a state by a citizen of another state. The 11th Amendment, ratified in 1795, was passed after the Supreme Court ruled, in Chisholm v. Georgia, in favor of a citizen of South Carolina who was trying to recover debt that was owed him by the state of Georgia. The passage of the amendment overturned this ruling.
archduke a title given to a ruling prince, esp. in the former royal families of Austria.
assize a ruling issuing from such a session. [1/4 definitions]
Cheng Tang first leader of the Shang dynasty of China, ruling in approximately the seventeenth century B.C.E. (exact dates contested).
-crat member of (such) a ruling class. [1/2 definitions]
dissentient dissenting, esp. from the ruling or majority opinion. [1/2 definitions]
dominant most in control; ruling; leading. [1/4 definitions]
dominion (often cap.) one of the self-ruling nations, other than the United Kingdom, within the British Commonwealth. [1/3 definitions]
Hanover a member of Great Britain's ruling family in 1714-1901, or the name of the family itself.
Maccabees the members of a ruling Jewish family who defeated the Syrians in 167 B.C. and rededicated the temple in Jerusalem, these events being commemorated in the festival of Hanukkah.
nonruling combined form of ruling.
overrule to replace or reverse (a ruling) by virtue of higher authority. [1/3 definitions]
plutocrat a member of a wealthy ruling class. [1/2 definitions]
Rajput a member of a Hindu people claiming descent from a former ruling caste of northern India and known for their military spirit.
regime a ruling government. [1/3 definitions]
regnant holding the power of a ruler; ruling (usu. fol. the noun it modifies). [1/2 definitions]
rule to make a specific decision or ruling, as in a court of law. [1/11 definitions]
tetrarch a subordinate ruler, or one who shares ruling powers and responsibilities with three others. [1/2 definitions]
triumvir any one of three persons jointly ruling or serving as a council, esp. in ancient Rome.
triumvirate a group of three persons, esp. in a joint ruling or administering capacity in ancient Rome. [1/2 definitions]