What does ruling mean?

Definitions for ruling
ˈru lɪŋrul·ing

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word ruling.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. opinion, rulingadjective

    the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)

  2. regnant, reigning, rulingadjective

    exercising power or authority


  1. rulingnoun

    An order or a decision on a point of law from someone in authority.

  2. rulingadjective

    That rules or rule.

    the ruling monarch


  1. ruling

    Ruling refers to an authoritative decision or judgement made by a person in power, often a judge, ruler, or governing body. It often serves as a guideline for subsequent decisions in similar cases or events, influencing future actions or determining the legality or constitutionality of specific matters. Rulings can be applied in various contexts, including law, governance, and organizational policy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ruling

    of Rule

  2. Rulingadjective

    predominant; chief; reigning; controlling; as, a ruling passion; a ruling sovereign

  3. Rulingadjective

    used in marking or engraving lines; as, a ruling machine or pen

  4. Rulingnoun

    the act of one who rules; ruled lines

  5. Rulingnoun

    a decision or rule of a judge or a court, especially an oral decision, as in excluding evidence

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ruling' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4038

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ruling' in Nouns Frequency: #2580

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ruling' in Adjectives Frequency: #553

Anagrams for ruling »

  1. luring

  2. urling

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ruling in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ruling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of ruling in a Sentence

  1. Ingo Speich:

    VW can only develop further if the conflict of interest between unions, Lower Saxony, the ruling families and independent shareholders is resolved.

  2. Aaron Ford:

    Today's ruling makes clear that there is a proper procedure to observe an election that even the president must follow, and it's most certainly a victory for the constitutional rights of all Nevadans.

  3. Felicio Pontes:

    We tried to force a preliminary decision by the court ... but it said no, it's better to wait for the judgment of the appeal, this ruling didn't change anything, the situation is stable.

  4. Eric Holland:

    If defendants are celebrating this ruling as the end of St. Louis mass tort, they have not read the entire Missouri case law.

  5. New York:

    This is a disappointing court ruling for people who value bringing in thousands more New Yorkers into the democratic process. We are evaluating next steps.

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