A ruler; device for measuring, a straightedge, a measure. (noun)
this sense?) Something to keep order. (noun)
A straight line (continuous mark, as made by a pen or the like), especially one lying across a paper as a guide for writing. (noun)
A regulating principle. (noun)
A normal condition or state of affairs. (noun)
To regulate, be in charge of, make decisions for, reign over. (verb)
To excel. (verb)
To mark (paper or the like) with rules (lines). (verb)
Examples of word rule
Now note that the rule of stare decisis is a _rule of law_.
But if the exceptions to the rule of promise keeping are all those cases where keeping a the promise is less than optimal, then the Ëœruleâ„¢ is no more than a rule of thumb, and the actual principle governing decisions on promise-keeping is the principle of maximal utility.
And that in the church they are vested with rule appears not only by their name of elders, which when applied to officers, imports rule, authority, &c., as hath been said; but also by the adjunct participle _that rule_, or
Some are rich and some are poor; some old and some young; some in peace and some in trouble; some have received more spiritual gifts than others, and have more opportunity for their exercise: therefore it belongs unto the rule of the church, that all be admonished, instructed, and exhorted to attend unto their respective duties, by those in _rule_, according to the observation which they make of people's diligence or negligence in them.
The first rule that they who love a child should teach him, is the _rule of self_.