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British pronunciation/ɹˈuːl/
American pronunciation/ˈɹuɫ/
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measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths

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an instruction that says what is or is not allowed in a given situation or while playing a game

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something regarded as a normative example

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a detailed principle that clarifies what one should do in a particular situation or circumstance

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(linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice

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a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct

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a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system

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(mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems

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directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted

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any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order

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dominance or power through legal authority

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the duration of a monarch's or government's power

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to control and be in charge of a country

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decide with authority

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be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

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to make an official decision about something

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keep in check

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mark or draw with a ruler

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have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac

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Orthographic rules require the use of capital letters at the beginning of sentences.
Procedural rules govern the submission of evidence and the conduct of trials in courtrooms.
The company laid down new rules for employee conduct.
Smoking indoors offends the rules of this establishment.
The teacher laid down the rules for the classroom.
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