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rule

verb     /ruːl/
[I or T] LAW to decide officially: The judge ruled that the directors had knowingly broken the law.rule on sth She is expected to rule on the matter within 20 days.rule on how/whether/what, etc. On Friday a judge will rule on whether proper procedures were adhered to.rule for/against The EC ruled against the merger. The judged ruled in favour of the plaintiff.
→ See also overrule, rule sth/sb out, rule sth out
(Definition of rule verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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