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ruling

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈruːlɪŋ/ LAW
an official decision, especially one by a judge, a court, or other authority: If some states launch a legal challenge to the FCC's ruling, Congress may have to step in. The electronics giant is appealing against the Commission's ruling that the company had abused its market position. The director of the EPA said he'd issue a written ruling within two weeks.a ruling is upheld/overturned The ruling was later overturned by the state Supreme Court.
Translations of “ruling”
in Chinese (Traditional) 裁決, 裁定, 判定…
in Russian постановление, решение (суда)…
in Turkish yargı, karar, hüküm…
in Chinese (Simplified) 裁决, 裁定, 判定…
in Polish orzeczenie, decyzja…
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