rule


rule
I verb
To command or require by a rule of court; as, to rule the sheriff to return the writ, to rule the defendant to plead, to rule against an objection to evidence. To settle or decide a point of law arising upon a trial, 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
II noun
An established standard, guide, or regulation. Prescribed guide for conduct or action, regulation or principle. State ex rel. Villines v. Freeman, Okl., 370 P.2d 307, 309.
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. Precept attaching a definite detailed legal consequence to a definite detailed state of facts. An order made by a court, at the instance of one of the parties to a suit, commanding 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.
See also decree
For purposes of the Administrative Procedure Act, includes each agency statement of general or particular applicability and future effect that implements, interprets, or prescribes law or policy. Vega v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., Inc., 67 Haw. 148, 682 P.2d 73, 78.
A rule of law. Thus, we speak of the rule against perpetuities; the Rule in Shelley's Case, etc.
See also rule of law, below

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • rule — 1 n 1 a: a prescribed guide for conduct or action b: a regulating principle or precept 2 a: an order or directive issued by a court in a particular proceeding esp. upon petition of a party to the proceeding that commands an officer or party to… …   Law dictionary

  • Rule — Rule, n. [OE. reule, riule, OF. riule, reule, F. r[ e]gle, fr. L. regula a ruler, rule, model, fr. regere, rectum, to lead straight, to direct. See {Right}, a., and cf. {Regular}.] 1. That which is prescribed or laid down as a guide for conduct… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rule 30 — is a one dimensional binary cellular automaton rule introduced by Stephen Wolfram in 1983. [cite journal|author = Wolfram, S.|title = Statistical mechanics of cellular automata|journal = Rev. Mod. Phys.|volume = 55|pages = 601–644|year = 1983|doi …   Wikipedia

  • rule — ► NOUN 1) a regulation or principle governing conduct or procedure within a particular sphere. 2) control or government: British rule. 3) a code of practice and discipline for a religious community. 4) (the rule) the normal or customary state of… …   English terms dictionary

  • Rule — Rule, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Syn: regulation; law; precept; maxim; guide; canon; order; method; direction; control; government; sway; empire. [1913 Webster] Rule Rule, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ruled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ruling}.] [Cf. OF. riuler,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rule 55 — was an operating rule adopted by railway companies in the British Isles in the late 19th century. It was introduced following a spate of accidents caused by signalmen forgetting that trains were standing on the line, sometimes within sight of… …   Wikipedia

  • Rule 3:36 — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Rule 3:36 Álbum de Ja Rule Lanzado el 10 de octubre de 2000 Grabado: 2000 Género Rap Duración: 57 mi …   Wikipedia Español

  • rule — [ro͞ol] n. [ME reule < OFr rieule < L regula, ruler, straightedge < regere, to lead straight, rule: see RIGHT] 1. a) an authoritative regulation for action, conduct, method, procedure, arrangement, etc. [the rules of the school] b) an… …   English World dictionary

  • Rule — Rule, v. i. 1. To have power or command; to exercise supreme authority; often followed by over. [1913 Webster] By me princes rule, and nobles. Prov. viii. 16. [1913 Webster] We subdue and rule over all other creatures. Ray. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rule — bezeichnet folgende Personen: Ja Rule (* 1976), US amerikanischer Rapper Jane Rule (1931–2007), kanadische Autorin Orte: Rule (Arkansas), Ort im Carroll County, Arkansas, USA Rule (Texas), Ort im Haskell County, Texas, USA Begriffe: Der englische …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rule 6 — was the most infamous and well known of a set of behavior rules imposed on participants at the 1991 San Jose, California Timecon science fiction convention by the hosting hotel (then a Red Lion Inn [ [http://redlion.rdln.com/ Red Lion Inns] ] ).… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.