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See also: regle, réglé, and reglé



Borrowed from Latin regula. Replaced the more Frenchified Old French riule (whence came English rule), borrowed earlier from the same source; cf. also the inherited Old French reille. Doublet of rail and rigole.


  • IPA(key): /ʁɛɡl/
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règle f (plural règles)

  1. rule, regulation
    Pour atteindre le bonheur il y a deux règles : 1. Contentez-vous de ce que vous avez. 2. Essayez d'en avoir un maximum - Proverb (Anon)
    To attain happiness there are two rules: 1. Be happy with what you have. 2. Try to have as much as possible.
  2. rule, period of ruling
    La règle du Roi Henry
    King Henry's rule.
  3. ruler (for measuring length)

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  1. first-person singular present indicative of régler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of régler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of régler
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of régler
  5. second-person singular imperative of régler

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