Definition of Queensberry Rules noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    Queensberry Rules

    BrE BrE//ˌkwiːnzbəri ˈruːlz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkwiːnzberi ˈruːlz//
    [plural] Combat sports
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  1. 1the standard rules of boxing See related entries: Combat sports
  2. 2the rules of polite and acceptable behaviour
  3. Word Originlate 19th cent.: named after John Sholto Douglas (1844–1900), 9th Marquess of Queensberry, who supervised the preparation of the rules.