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- That rules; predominant; chief; reigning; controlling.
- the ruling monarch
- a ruling passion
- regnant (of a monarch)
- reigning (of a monarch)
- in power (of a government; used after the noun)
ruling (plural rulings)
- An order or a decision on a point of law from someone in authority.
- 1964 May, “News and Comment: Minister hamstrings BR workshops”, in Modern Railways, page 291:
- These orders are now cancelled as a result of the Minister's ruling.