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Spanish translation of “rule”

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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