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Ruling

Rul´ing
a.1.Predominant; chief; reigning; controlling; as, a ruling passion; a ruling sovereign.
2.Used in marking or engraving lines; as, a ruling machine or pen.
n.1.The act of one who rules; ruled lines.
2.(Law) A decision or rule of a judge or a court, especially an oral decision, as in excluding evidence.
Noun1.Rulingruling - the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
Synonyms: opinion
Adj.1.ruling - exercising power or authority
Synonyms: regnant, reigning
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