Rul"ing, a.


Predominant; chief; reigning; controlling; as, a ruling passion; a ruling sovereign.


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

Syn. -- Predominant; chief; controlling; directing; guilding; governing; prevailing; prevalent.


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Rul"ing, n.


The act of one who rules; ruled lines.

2. Law

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


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