Meaning of RULING in English
n. 25B6; noun the judge's ruling : JUDGEMENT, decision, adjudication, finding, verdict; pronouncement, resolution, decree, injunction.
the ruling monarch : REIGNING, sovereign, regnant.
Japan's ruling party : GOVERNING, controlling, commanding, supreme, leading, dominant, ascendant.
football was their ruling passion : MAIN, chief, principal, major, prime, dominating, foremost; predominant, central, focal; informal number-one.
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