Simp Lang Ruul

Thuh Nekst Tekst Wuhz Fruhm:


  • (UK, US) IPA: /ɹuːl/, [ɹuːɫ]

Thuh Nekst Tekst Wuhz Fruhm:

Etymology 1]

From Middle English rule, borrowed from Old French riule, reule, itself an early semi-learned borrowing from Latin regula (“straight stick, bar, ruler, pattern”), from regere (“to keep straight, direct, govern, rule”)

Thuh Nekst Tekst Wuhz Fruhm:

Etymology 2

From Middle English rulen, borrowed from Old French riuler, from Latin regulāre (“to regulate, rule”), from regula (“a rule”); see regular.

Thuh Nekst Tekst Wuhz Fruhm:

What is RULE, n?

1. An established standard, guide, or regulation; a principle or regulation set up by authority, prescribing or directing action or forbearance; as, the rules of a legislative body, of a company, court, public office, of the law, of ethics.

2. A regulation made by a court of justice or public office with reference to the conduct of business therein.

3. An order made by a court, at the instance of one of the parties to a suit, com- manding a ministerial officer, or the opposite party, to do some act, or to show cause why some act should not be done. It is usually upon some interlocutory matter, and has not the force or solemnity of a decree or judgment.

4. "Rule" sometimes means a rule of law.

Thuh Nekst Tekst Wuhz Fruhm:

What is RULE, v?

This verb has two significations:

(1) to command or require by a rule of court; as, to rule the sheriff to return the writ, to rule the defendant to plead.

(2) To settle or decide a point of law arising upon a trial at nisi prius; and, when it is said of a judge presiding at such a trial that he "ruled" so and so, it is meant that he laid down, settled, or decided such and such to be the law.

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