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Translation of "rule" - English-Spanish dictionary

rule

noun /ruːl/
government gobierno The country was under foreign rule for nearly thirty years..
a regulation or order regla, norma, reglamento school rules.
what usually happens or is done; a general principle regla He is an exception to the rule that fat people are usually happy.
a general standard that guides one’s actions norma I make it a rule never to be late for appointments.
a marked strip of wood, metal etc for measuring regla He measured the windows with a rule.
ruled adjective
having straight lines drawn across (papel) pautado, rayado, a rayas ruled paper.
ruler noun
a person who governs gobernante, dirigente the ruler of the state.
a long narrow piece of wood, plastic etc for drawing straight lines regla I can’t draw straight lines without a ruler.
ruling adjective
governing gobernante, reinante, dirigente, en el poder the ruling party.
as a rule
usually por norma/regla general, por lo general I don’t go out in the evening as a rule.
rule off phrasal verb
to draw a line in order to separate dividir/separar con una línea He ruled off the rest of the page.
rule out phrasal verb
to leave out; not to consider excluir, descartar We mustn’t rule out the possibility of bad weather.
(Definition of rule from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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