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Definition of ruling:

  1. A decision or rule of a judge or a court, especially an oral decision, as in excluding evidence.
  2. of Rule
  3. Predominant; chief; reigning; controlling; as, a ruling passion; a ruling sovereign.
  4. The act of one who rules; ruled lines.
  5. Used in marking or engraving lines; as, a ruling machine or pen.


notion, law, belief, judgement, prepotent, view, law, popular opinion, dominative, sentiment, over, legal opinion, vox populi, persuasion, feeling, opinion, decree, regnant, reigning, preponderant, powerful, public opinion, decree, impression, thought, edict.

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