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  • v  exercise authority over; as of nations
  • v  decide with authority
  • v  be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
  • v  decide on and make a declaration about
  • v  have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac
  • v  mark or draw with a ruler
  • v  keep in check
  • s  subject to a ruling authority
    the ruled mass

  • In 1953, another appellate court ruled against home-schooling parents who didn't want to adhere to California's compulsory education laws, which require kids between six and 18 to .
  • Agreeing, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that state interests in preventing incest even among adults or step-relations were perfectly legitimate.
  • At that moment in fashion, French couturiers ruled the roost.
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  • President Bush in Reuters
    We're pleased the Supreme Court ruled in favor of disclosure, upholding the public's right to double-check the work of signature gatherers and government — and giving them the ability to learn which voters are directing the state to hold an... Rob McKenna The Associated Press Jun 24, 2010 85072 113324 ruled Every civilized nation has a responsibility to stand up for people suffering under a brutal military regime like the one that has ruled Burma for so long," Bush said.
  • Mark Serwotka in The Guardian
    The PCS general secretary, Mark Serwotka, said: "The court has ruled that detrimental changes to our members' terms and conditions cannot be made without their agreement ...... We will use all means at our disposal to protect our members' jobs and...

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