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English definition of “rule”

rule

noun [U] (CONTROL)    /ruːl/
C2 a period of time during which a particular person or group is in control of a country : The period of Fascist rule is one people try to forget . We don't want one-party rule - we want rule by the people . → See also misruleRuling and governing
(Definition of rule noun (CONTROL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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