Definition of Golden rule

1. Noun. Any important rule. "The golden rule of teaching is to be clear"

Generic synonyms: Prescript, Rule

2. Noun. A command based on Jesus' words in the Sermon on the Mount. "Whatsoever ye would that men do unto you, do you even so unto them"
Generic synonyms: Commandment, Precept, Teaching

Definition of Golden rule

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A fundamental rule or principle. ¹

2. Noun. (ethics) The principle that one should treat other people in the manner in which one would want to be treated by them. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Golden Rule

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golden rule (current term)
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Literary usage of Golden rule

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1. Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse by Anna Sewell (1904)
"THE golden rule TWO or three weeks after this, as we came into the yard rather late in the evening, Polly came running across the road with the lantern (she ..."

2. Domestic Service by Lucy Maynard Salmon (1897)
"It is the opinion of a very large class that all difficulties can be removed by the application of the golden rule. No belief is more widespread than this. ..."

3. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by Conference of Charities and Correction (U.S.), National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, National Conference of Social Work (U.S.) (1901)
"So I think, though it does not go so far as your golden rule, that, if everybody would live up ... Reciprocity is of the same substance as the golden rule. ..."

4. The Harvard Theological Review by Harvard Divinity School (1921)
"G. LA PIANA A SYRIAC PARALLEL TO THE golden rule Numerous parallels to the Golden Rule of Matt. 7, 12 and Luke 6, 31 have been found in various writers.1 ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf (1899)
"Cf. The golden rule, 9 F. 334. Lowell, J., in The Quintero, 1 Low. 38, says on this point: " Whatever may be the strict rule of the common law, ..."

6. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1906)
"SAMUEL MILTON JONES: THE GOLDEN-RULE MAYOR. BY ONE WHO KNEW HIM. IT IS A pleasant thing in these days of corruption exposed in high places, when newspapers ..."

7. The Foreign Relations of China: A History and a Survey by Mingchien Joshua Bau (1922)
"It is often questioned whether the golden rule, applicable to private relations, can be applied to international relations. It is claimed that inasmuch as ..."

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