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Rule or ruling may refer to:


Human activity

* The exercise of
political Politics (from , ) is the set of activities that are associated with making decisions In psychology, decision-making (also spelled decision making and decisionmaking) is regarded as the Cognition, cognitive process resulting in the selection ...

political
or personal control by someone with authority or power *
Business rule A business rule defines or constrains some aspect of business Business is the activity of making one's living or making money by producing or buying and selling products (such as goods and services). Simply put, it is "any activity or enterpr ...
, a rule pertaining to the structure or behavior internal to a business *
School rule School discipline relates to the actions taken by a teacher or the school organization towards a student (or group of students) when the student's behavior disrupts the ongoing educational activity or breaks a rule created by the school. Discipl ...
, a rule that is part of school discipline *
Sport rule Sport pertains to any form of Competition, competitive physical activity or game that aims to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants and, in some cases, entertainment to spectators. Spor ...
, a rule that defines how a sport is played *
Game rule with separate sliding drawer, from 1390 to 1353 BC, made of glazed faience, dimensions: 5.5 × 7.7 × 21 cm, in the Brooklyn Museum (New York City) '', 1560, Pieter Bruegel the Elder File:Paul Cézanne, 1892-95, Les joueurs de cart ...
, a rule that defines how a game is played *
Moral A moral (from Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language A classical language is a language A language is a structured system of communication Communication (from Latin ''communicare'', meaning "to share" or "to be in rel ...
, a rule or element of a moral code for guiding choices in human behavior *
Norm (philosophy) Norms are concepts (sentence Sentence(s) or The Sentence may refer to: Common uses * Sentence (law), the punishment a judge gives to a defendant found guilty of a crime * Sentence (linguistics), a grammatical unit of language * Sentence (mathemati ...
, a kind of sentence or a reason to act, feel or believe *
Rule of thumb ''Rule of thumb'' is an approximate method for doing something, based on practical experience rather than theory. This usage of the phrase can be traced back to the seventeenth century and has been associated with various trades where quantities we ...
, a principle with broad application that is not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable for every situation *
Unspoken rule Unwritten rules (synonyms: Unspoken rules) are Social behavior, behavioral constraints imposed in organizations or societies that are not voiced or written down. They usually exist in unspoken and unwritten format because they form a part of the lo ...
, an assumed rule of human behavior that is not voiced or written down


Science

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Rule of inference In the philosophy of logic, a rule of inference, inference rule or transformation rule is a logical form consisting of a function which takes premises, analyzes their Syntax (logic), syntax, and returns a conclusion (or multiple-conclusion logic, ...
or transformation rule, a term in logic for a function which takes premises and returns a conclusion *
Phrase structure rulePhrase structure rules are a type of rewrite rule used to describe a given language's syntax and are closely associated with the early stages of transformational grammar, proposed by Noam Chomsky in 1957. They are used to break down a natural langua ...
or rewrite rule, used in some theories of linguistics * "Rule ''X''"
elementary cellular automaton In mathematics and Computability theory (computer science), computability theory, an elementary cellular automaton is a one-dimensional cellular automaton where there are two possible states (labeled 0 and 1) and the rule to determine the state of a ...
, where X is a number between 0-255 characterizing a specific model (e.g. ''Rule 110'') *
Ruler A ruler, sometimes called a rule or line gauge, is a device used in geometry and technical drawing, as well as the engineering and construction industries, to measure distances or draw straight lines. Variants Rulers have long been made ...

Ruler
, or "rule"; a distance measuring device *
Phonological rule A phonological rule is a formal way of expressing a systematic phonological or morphophonological process or diachronic Synchrony and diachrony are two different and complementary viewpoints in linguistic Linguistics is the science, scien ...
*
Social norm Social norms are shared standards of acceptable Acceptability is the characteristic of a thing being subject to acceptance for some purpose. A thing is acceptable if it is sufficient to serve the purpose for which it is provided, even if it is f ...
, explicit or implicit rules used within society or by a group


Law and government

* Advance tax ruling, a tool for conforming taxation arrangements *
Court order A court order is an official proclamation by a judge A judge is a person who presides over court A court is any person or institution, often as a government A government is the system or group of people governing an organize ...
, a decision by a court *
Government A government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, generally a state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Departmen ...

Government
* In
rulemaking In administrative law Administrative law is the body of law Law is a system A system is a group of Interaction, interacting or interrelated elements that act according to a set of rules to form a unified whole. A system, surrounded a ...
by the federal government of the United States, a regulation mandated by Congress, but written or expanded upon by the executive branch *
Law Law is a system A system is a group of Interaction, interacting or interrelated elements that act according to a set of rules to form a unified whole. A system, surrounded and influenced by its environment, is described by its boundari ...
, which may informally be called a "rule" * Military rule, governance by a military body *
Monastic rule A religious order is a lineage of communities A community is a social unit (a group of living things) with commonality such as norms, religion Religion is a social system, social-cultural system of designated religious behaviour, behavior ...
, a collection of precepts that guides the life of monks or nuns in a religious order *
Procedural law Procedural law, adjective law, in some jurisdictions referred to as remedial law, or rules of court comprises the rules by which a court A court is any person or institution, often as a government A government is the system or g ...
, a ruleset governing the application of laws to cases *
Rule of law The rule of law is defined in the ''Oxford English Dictionary The ''Oxford English Dictionary'' (''OED'') is the principal of the , published by (OUP). It traces the historical development of the English language, providing a compreh ...

Rule of law
, government based not on arbitrary decisions of officials but on laws


Geography

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Rule, ArkansasRule is an unincorporated community File:Entering Heinola, Minnesota.jpg, Sign at Heinola, Minnesota, Heinola, an unincorporated community in Otter Tail County, Minnesota An unincorporated area is a region not governed by a local municipal corpora ...
*
Rule, Texas Rule is a town in Haskell County, Texas Texas (, ) is a state in the South Central United States, South Central region of the United States. It is the second largest U.S. state by both List of U.S. states and territories by area, area (afte ...
, a town in Texas, United States


Literature

* ''
The Rules ''The Rules: Time-tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right'' is a self-help book by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, originally published in 1995. The book suggests rules that a woman should follow in order to attract and marry the man ...
'', bestselling self-help book * ''Rules'' (novel), 2007 Newbery Honor book by Cynthia Lord * "
The Rulers ''The Rulers'' is a golden age The term Golden Age comes from Greek mythology, particularly the ''Works and Days'' of Hesiod, and is part of the description of temporal decline of the state of peoples through five Ages of Man, Ages, Gold being ...
", a science fiction short story by A. E. van Vogt


Music

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Ja Rule Jeffrey Bruce Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule (), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and actor. Born in Hollis, Queens Hollis is a residential middle class, middle-class neighborhood within the so ...
(born 1976), hip hop artist


Albums

* '' R.U.L.E.'', by Ja Rule, 2004 * ''Rule'', by
Anna Tsuchiya is a Japanese singer, actress and semi-retired Model (person), model. Since 2005, she is primarily known as a singer.
, 2010 * ''Rules'' (album), by the Whitest Boy Alive, 2009 * ''Rules'', by
First Blood ''First Blood'' is a 1982 American action film Action film is a film genre in which the protagonist or protagonists are thrust into a series of events that typically include violence, extended fighting, physical feats, rescues and frantic ch ...
, 2017 * ''Rules!'', by
Manila Luzon Karl Philip Michael Westerberg, better known by the stage name Manila Luzon, is an American drag queen, recording artist, comedian and reality television Reality television is a genre of television programming that documents purportedly uns ...

Manila Luzon
, 2019


Songs

* "Rule" (Nas song), 2001 * "Rule"/"Sparkle", a double A-side by Ayumi Hamasaki, 2009 * "Rule", by X Ambassadors from '' Orion'', 2019 * "Rules" (Doja Cat song), 2019 * "Rules" (KMFDM song), 1996 * "Rules", by Shakira from ''
Laundry Service ''Laundry Service'' ( es, Servicio de Lavandería) is the fifth studio album packaged in book form, like a photograph album An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc (CD), Phonograph record, vinyl ...

Laundry Service
'', 2001


Other uses

* Rule (surname) * ''The Rule'' (film), a 2014 American documentary * ''Ruler'' (film), a 2019 Telugu-language film * ''
Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula ''Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula'' is a 2003 Indian Hindi Hindi ( Devanagari: हिन्दी, IAST/ ISO 15919: ''Hindī''), or more precisely Modern Standard Hindi ( Devanagari: मानक हिन्दी, IAST/ ISO 15919: ...
'', a 2003 Bollywood film * rule: a snippet of code which can perform
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* Rule (horse) (born 2007), American racehorse * RULE
Royal University of Law and Economics The Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) is one of the oldest higher educational institutions in Cambodia. RULE was established in 1949 as the National Institute of Law, Politics and Economics. In 2003, the institution was officially deemed ...
, Cambodia *
Rules (restaurant) Rules is a London London is the capital Capital most commonly refers to: * Capital letter Letter case (or just case) is the distinction between the letters that are in larger uppercase or capitals (or more formally ''majuscule' ...
, upscale English restaurant in London * '' Rules!'', a 2014 iOS video game * "Rule #1" (''Batwoman'')


See also

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Debate (parliamentary procedure) Debate in parliamentary procedure Parliamentary procedure is the body of ethics, Procedural law, rules, and Norm (sociology), customs governing meetings and other operations of Club (organization), clubs, organizations, Legislature, legislative bo ...
for rules governing discussion on the merits of a pending question. {{disambiguation, geo