Definition of Rule-governed

1. Adjective. According to custom or rule or natural law.

Exact synonyms: Lawful
Similar to: Regular



Lexicographical Neighbors of Rule-governed

ruinings
ruinous
ruinously
ruinousness
ruinousnesses
ruins
ruitenbergite
ruizite
rukh
rukhs
rulable
rule
rule-based
rule-book
rule-books
rule-governed (current term)
rule-of-thumb
rule OK
rule against perpetuities
rule book
rule books
rule in
rule nisi
rule of bigeminy
rule of coss
rule of cy pres
rule of evidence
rule of grammar
rule of law
rule of morphology

Literary usage of Rule-governed

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1915)
"... the measure of damages recoverable in an action for tort is, as a general rule, governed by the law of the state in which the action arises. ..."

2. Eternal Possibilities: A Neutral Ground for Meaning and Existence by David Weissman (1977)
"These criticisms of analyticity in meaning must be very close to the truth if words are just so many marks and sounds, and if meaning is rule-governed use. ..."

3. Isaiah Berlin's Counter-Enlightenment by Joseph Mali, Robert Wokler (2003)
"These customs can thus be followed by us, but this is feasible only insofar as we can relate their rule-governed or "principled" behavior to our own ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Non-residents and Foreign Corporations as by Conrad Reno (1892)
"So, also, exemptions from attachment are as a general rule governed by the law of the state in which the property is attached, and not by the law of the ..."

5. A Treatise Upon Some of the General Principles of the Law: Whether of a by William Wait (1877)
"Personal contracts, and contracts and voluntary transfers, of which the subject-matter is personal property, are, as a general rule, governed as to their ..."

6. Handbook of Admiralty Law by Robert Morton Hughes (1920)
"... hut the House of Lords held that the stop and back rule governed, and that this rule could not be invoked to excuse noncompliance with the stop and back ..."

7. Handbook of Admiralty Law by Robert Morton Hughes (1920)
"It was contended for him that he was justified under the special circumstances, hut the House of Lords held that the stop and back rule governed, ..."

8. Handbook of Admiralty Law by Robert Morton Hughes (1901)
"It was contended for him that he was justified under the special cir' cumstances, but the house of lords held that the stop and back rule governed, ..."

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