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Rule vs. Thearchy

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Rulenoun

A regulation, law, guideline.

‘All participants must adhere to the rules.’;

Thearchynoun

A government ruled by God or a god; a theocracy.

Rulenoun

A ruler; device for measuring, a straightedge, a measure.

Thearchynoun

A system or ordering of deities. Compare pantheon.

Rulenoun

A straight line continuous mark, as made by a pen or the like, especially one lying across a paper as a guide for writing.

Thearchynoun

Government by God; divine sovereignty; theocracy.

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Rulenoun

A regulating principle.

Rulenoun

The act of ruling; administration of law; government; empire; authority; control.

Rulenoun

A normal condition or state of affairs.

‘My rule is to rise at six o'clock.’; ‘As a rule, our senior editors are serious-minded.’;

Rulenoun

(obsolete) Conduct; behaviour.

Rulenoun

(legal) An order regulating the practice of the courts, or an order made between parties to an action or a suit.

Rulenoun

(math) A determinate method prescribed for performing any operation and producing a certain result.

‘a rule for extracting the cube root’;

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Rulenoun

A thin plate of brass or other metal, of the same height as the type, and used for printing lines, as between columns on the same page, or in tabular work.

Ruleverb

(transitive) To regulate, be in charge of, make decisions for, reign over.

Ruleverb

To excel.

‘This game rules!’;

Ruleverb

(transitive) To mark (paper or the like) with rules lines.

Ruleverb

(intransitive) To decide judicially.

Ruleverb

(transitive) To establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice.

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Rulenoun

That which is prescribed or laid down as a guide for conduct or action; a governing direction for a specific purpose; an authoritative enactment; a regulation; a prescription; a precept; as, the rules of various societies; the rules governing a school; a rule of etiquette or propriety; the rules of cricket.

‘We profess to have embraced a religion which contains the most exact rules for the government of our lives.’;

Rulenoun

Uniform or established course of things.

‘'T is against the rule of nature.’;

Rulenoun

Systematic method or practice; as, my ule is to rise at six o'clock.

‘This uncivil rule; she shall know of it.’;

Rulenoun

The act of ruling; administration of law; government; empire; authority; control.

‘Obey them that have the rule over you.’; ‘His stern rule the groaning land obeyed.’;

Rulenoun

An order regulating the practice of the courts, or an order made between parties to an action or a suit.

Rulenoun

A determinate method prescribed for performing any operation and producing a certain result; as, a rule for extracting the cube root.

Rulenoun

A general principle concerning the formation or use of words, or a concise statement thereof; thus, it is a rule in England, that s or es , added to a noun in the singular number, forms the plural of that noun; but "man" forms its plural "men", and is an exception to the rule.

Rulenoun

A straight strip of wood, metal, or the like, which serves as a guide in drawing a straight line; a ruler.

‘A judicious artist will use his eye, but he will trust only to his rule.’;

Rulenoun

A thin plate of metal (usually brass) of the same height as the type, and used for printing lines, as between columns on the same page, or in tabular work.

Ruleverb

To control the will and actions of; to exercise authority or dominion over; to govern; to manage.

‘A bishop then must be blameless; . . . one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection.’;

Ruleverb

To control or direct by influence, counsel, or persuasion; to guide; - used chiefly in the passive.

‘I think she will be ruledIn all respects by me.’;

Ruleverb

To establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice.

‘That's are ruled case with the schoolmen.’;

Ruleverb

To require or command by rule; to give as a direction or order of court.

Ruleverb

To mark with lines made with a pen, pencil, etc., guided by a rule or ruler; to print or mark with lines by means of a rule or other contrivance effecting a similar result; as, to rule a sheet of paper of a blank book.

Ruleverb

To have power or command; to exercise supreme authority; - often followed by over.

‘By me princes rule, and nobles.’; ‘We subdue and rule over all other creatures.’;

Ruleverb

To lay down and settle a rule or order of court; to decide an incidental point; to enter a rule.

Ruleverb

To keep within a (certain) range for a time; to be in general, or as a rule; as, prices ruled lower yesterday than the day before.

Rulenoun

a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior;

‘it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast’; ‘short haircuts were the regulation’;

Rulenoun

something regarded as a normative example;

‘the convention of not naming the main character’; ‘violence is the rule not the exception’; ‘his formula for impressing visitors’;

Rulenoun

prescribed guide for conduct or action

Rulenoun

(linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice

Rulenoun

a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct;

‘their principles of composition characterized all their works’;

Rulenoun

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 right-hand rule for inductive fields’;

Rulenoun

the duration of a monarch's or government's power;

‘during the rule of Elizabeth’;

Rulenoun

dominance or power through legal authority;

‘France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa’; ‘the rule of Caesar’;

Rulenoun

directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted;

‘he knew the rules of chess’;

Rulenoun

any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order;

‘the rule of St. Dominic’;

Rulenoun

(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’;

Rulenoun

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

Ruleverb

exercise authority over; as of nations;

‘Who is governing the country now?’;

Ruleverb

decide with authority;

‘The King decreed that all first-born males should be killed’;

Ruleverb

be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance;

‘Money reigns supreme here’; ‘Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood’;

Ruleverb

decide on and make a declaration about;

‘find someone guilty’;

Ruleverb

have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac

Ruleverb

mark or draw with a ruler;

‘rule the margins’;

Ruleverb

keep in check;

‘rule one's temper’;

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