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Meaning of ruling

rul•ing

Pronunciation: (r'ling), [key]
— n.
  1. an authoritative decision, as one by a judge on a debated point of law.
  2. the act of drawing straight lines with a ruler.
  3. ruled lines.
—adj.
  1. governing or dominating: the ruling party.
  2. controlling; predominating: the ruling factor in recovery from an illness.
  3. widespread; prevalent: ruling prices; ruling values.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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