Definition of ruling noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈruːlɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈruːlɪŋ//
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ruling (on something) an official decision made by somebody in a position of authority, especially a judge The court will make its ruling on the case next week. The company intends to appeal against the ruling that it was negligent.Extra examples The House of Lords will make a final ruling on the case next week. The court overturned the original ruling. The judge’s ruling is based on legal precedent. The newspaper said that this was a ruling in favour of freedom of speech. the European Court’s ruling against detention without trial the ruling by the High Court
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