Definition of Rule in

1. Verb. Include or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules.

Exact synonyms: Rule Out
Generic synonyms: Decree, Rule

Definition of Rule in

1. Verb. (idiomatic transitive) To consider (something) as a possible option among others. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rule In

rule OK
rule against perpetuities
rule book
rule books
rule in (current term)
rule nisi
rule of bigeminy
rule of coss
rule of cy pres
rule of evidence
rule of grammar
rule of law
rule of morphology
rule of nines
rule of outlet
rule of reason
rule of recognition
rule of the road
rule of thirds

Literary usage of Rule in

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

1. The American Historical Review by American historical association (1900)
"THE UNIT rule in NATIONAL NOMINATING CONVENTIONS FOR a period of one hundred years the Constitution has been in process of extra-legal amendment. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"The rule in Shelley's Case applies when the limitation in remainder is to the "heirs of the body" of the tenant of the freehold. The words "descendants" and ..."

3. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1832)
"This exposition of the expression in question sir Wm. Blackstone afterwards applies, with great ability, in his investigation of the rule in Shelley's case. ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"It was the rule in the classical period to place punctuation-marks only within lines, not at the end, but in many Christian monuments this rule is not ..."

5. Proceedings by Royal Colonial Institute (Great Britain) (1896)
"I have great pleasure in introducing my friend Mr. Swettenham, than whom there is no one who can speak with such authority on British rule in Malaya. ..."

6. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1848)
"Of the rule in Shelley's case. The rule in Shelley's case has been already alluded to, but it occupies so prominent a place in the history of the law of ..."

7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Charles John Crompton, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1832)
"He referred to the rule in the King's Bench (ET 1827), by which it is ordered, ... It has been decided, upon a similar rule in the King's Bewch, Evans v. ..."

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