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ruling

noun [C] uk   /ˈruː.lɪŋ/ us  
C2 a decision: [+ that] The court has made a final ruling on the case that the companies acted illegally.Court cases, orders and decisionsDecisions and deciding

ruling

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈruː.lɪŋ/ us  
being in control and making all the decisions: The Communists are the ruling party at the moment.Controlling and being in charge
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