noun. ['ˈruːlɪŋ'] the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself).
- judicial decision
Rhymes with Ruling
Sentences with ruling
1. Verb, gerund or present participle
The American Revolution took place in a colony an ocean away from its ruling monarchy in Britain.
2. Noun, singular or mass
The court will take these plans into consideration when making a ruling on custody.
Quotes about ruling
1. Governments, if they endure, always tend increasingly toward aristocratic forms. No government in history has been known to evade this pattern. And as the aristocracy develops, government tends more and more to act exclusively in the interests of the ruling class -- whether that class be hereditary royalty, oligarchs of financial empires, or entrenched bureaucracy.
- Frank Herbert, Children of Dune
2. For Reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and Passion, unattended,is a flame that burns to its own destruction.
- Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
3. The hope of Internet anarchists was that repressive governments would have only two options: accept the Internet with its limitless possibilities of spreading information, or restrict Internet access to the ruling elite and turn your back on the 21st century, as North Korea has done.
- Peter Singer
adjective. ['ˈruːlɪŋ'] exercising power or authority.
- judgment in rem