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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  Syn:  Predominant;  chief;  controlling;  directing;  guiding; 
  governing;  prevailing;  prevalent. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ruling  \Rul"ing\,  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rule  \Rule\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ruled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Ruling}.]  [Cf.  OF  riuler,  ruiler,  L.  regulare.  See  {Rule}, 
  n.,  and  cf  {Regulate}.] 
  1.  To  control  the  will  and  actions  of  to  exercise  authority 
  or  dominion  over  to  govern;  to  manage.  --Chaucer. 
  A  bishop  then  must  be  blameless;  .  .  .  one  that 
  ruleth  well  his  own  house,  having  his  children  in 
  subjection.  --1  Tim.  iii. 
  2,  4. 
  2.  To  control  or  direct  by  influence,  counsel,  or  persuasion; 
  to  guide;  --  used  chiefly  in  the  passive. 
  I  think  she  will  be  ruled  In  all  respects  by  me 
  3.  To  establish  or  settle  by  or  as  by  a  rule  to  fix  by 
  universal  or  general  consent,  or  by  common  practice. 
  That's  are  ruled  case  with  the  schoolmen. 
  4.  (Law)  To  require  or  command  by  rule  to  give  as  a 
  direction  or  order  of  court. 
  5.  To  mark  with  lines  made  with  a  pen,  pencil,  etc.,  guided 
  by  a  rule  or  ruler;  to  print  or  mark  with  lines  by  means 
  of  a  rule  or  other  contrivance  effecting  a  similar  result; 
  as  to  rule  a  sheet  of  paper  of  a  blank  book. 
  {Ruled  surface}  (Geom.),  any  surface  that  may  be  described  by 
  a  straight  line  moving  according  to  a  given  law;  --  called 
  also  a  {scroll}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  {Bow  pen}.  See  {Bow-pen}. 
  {Dotting  pen},  a  pen  for  drawing  dotted  lines. 
  {Drawing},  or  {Ruling},  {pen},  a  pen  for  ruling  lines  having 
  a  pair  of  blades  between  which  the  ink  is  contained. 
  {Fountain  pen},  {Geometric  pen}.  See  under  {Fountain},  and 
  {Music  pen},  a  pen  having  five  points  for  drawing  the  five 
  lines  of  the  staff. 
  {Pen  and  ink},  or  {pen-and-ink},  executed  or  done  with  a  pen 
  and  ink;  as  a  pen  and  ink  sketch. 
  {Pen  feather}.  A  pin  feather.  [Obs.] 
  {Pen  name}.  See  under  {Name}. 
  {Sea  pen}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  pennatula.  [Usually  written 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  exercising  power  or  authority  [syn:  {regnant},  {reigning}] 
  n  :  the  reason  for  a  court's  judgment  (as  opposed  to  the 
  decision  itself)  [syn:  {opinion}] 

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