noun. ['ˈruːl'] a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior.
- rule of cy pres
- cy pres doctrine
- cy pres
- working principle
- working rule
- rule of thumb
Words that Rhyme with Rule
Example sentences of the word rule
1. Noun, singular or mass
A good rule of thumb is to bring enough clean underwear for a week.
2. Verb, base form
Don't rule out a building just because it is listed for sale.
Quotes containing the word rule
1. Some might complain that nuclear disarmament is little more than a dream. But that ignores the very tangible benefits disarmament would bring for all humankind. Its success would strengthen international peace and security. It would free up vast and much-needed resources for social and economic development. It would advance the rule of law.
- Ban Ki-moon
2. Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
3. Success comes to a writer as a rule, so gradually that it is always something of a shock to him to look back and realize the heights to which he has climbed.
- P. G. Wodehouse
noun. ['ˈruːl'] something regarded as a normative example.
- code of conduct
- code of behavior
verb. ['ˈruːl'] exercise authority over; as of nations.
noun. ['ˈruːl'] prescribed guide for conduct or action.
- rule of evidence
- communications protocol
- golden rule
- parliamentary law
- Miranda rule
- rule book
- parliamentary procedure
- rules of order
verb. ['ˈruːl'] decide with authority.
- rule in
- rule out
- make up one's mind
noun. ['ˈruːl'] (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice.
- rule of grammar
- rule of morphology
- linguistic universal
- linguistic rule
- morphological rule
noun. ['ˈruːl'] a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct.
- feng shui
verb. ['ˈruːl'] be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance.
verb. ['ˈruːl'] decide on and make a declaration about.
- particular proposition
noun. ['ˈruːl'] directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted.
- rule book