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"ruling" in British English

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rulingnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈruː.lɪŋ/

rulingadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈruː.lɪŋ/
being in ​control and making all the ​decisions: The Communists are the ruling ​party at the ​moment.

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(Definition of ruling from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ruling" in American English

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rulingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈru·lɪŋ/
  • ruling noun [C] (DECISION)

an ​officialdecision: The US ​SupremeCourtrefused to ​review the ​state court’s ruling.

rulingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈru·lɪŋ/
politics & government being in ​charge of a ​country: the ruling ​party
(Definition of ruling from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ruling" in Business English

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rulingnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈruːlɪŋ/ LAW
an ​official decision, especially one by a ​judge, a ​court, or other ​authority: If some ​stateslaunch a ​legalchallenge to the FCC's ruling, ​Congress may have to ​step in. The ​electronicsgiant is ​appealing against the Commission's ruling that the ​company had ​abused its ​marketposition. 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.

rulingadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈruːlɪŋ/
a ruling ​group in a country or ​area is the ​group that ​governs it or has the most ​politicalpower: the ​leader of the ruling National Party the ruling ​class/​elite
(Definition of ruling from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ruling”
in Chinese (Simplified) 裁决, 裁定, 判定…
in Turkish yargı, karar, hüküm…
in Russian постановление, решение (суда)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裁決, 裁定, 判定…
in Polish orzeczenie, decyzja…
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