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Meaning of “rule” - Learner’s Dictionary

rule

verb [I, T]     /ruːl/
DECIDE
to make an official legal decision: [+ (that)] The judge ruled that it was wrong for a 16-year-old girl to be held in an adult prison.Court cases, orders and decisionsLegislation and law-making
CONTROL
B2 to be in control of somewhere, usually a country: [often passive] They were ruled for many years by a dictator. the ruling party →  See also rule the roost Ruling and governing
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