rules
of chess")
9. rule  (any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order; "the rule of St. Dominic")
10. principle, rule  (a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system; "the principle of the conservation of mass"; "the principle of jet propulsion"; "the righthand rule for inductive fields")
11. rule, formula  ((mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems; "he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"; "he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials")
12. rule, ruler  (measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths)
Overview of verb rule
1. govern, rule  (exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?")
2. rule, decree  (decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed")
3. predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail  (be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood")
4. rule, find  (decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty")
5. rule  (have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac)
6. rule  (mark or draw with a ruler; "rule the margins")
7. rule, harness, rein  (keep in check; "rule one's temper")
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