Definition of Rulers

1. Noun. (plural of ruler) One who rules. ¹



2. Noun. (plural of ruler) A measuring device. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rulers

1. ruler [n] - See also: ruler

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rulers

rulebooks
rulebound
rulebreaker
rulebreakers
rulebreaking
ruled
ruled on
ruleless
rulemaking
rulemakings
rulemonger
rulemongers
ruler
rulered
rulering
rulers (current term)
rulership
rulerships
rules
rules against perpetuities
rules are made to be broken
rules lawyer
rules lawyers
rules of order
rules of the road
rules of thumb
rules on
ruleset
rulesets
rulesse

Literary usage of Rulers

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1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1899)
"CORRUPTION AND VICES OF THE rulers IN A DEMOCRACY, AND CONSEQUENT EFFECTS UPON ... The consequence is that in aristocratic States the rulers are rarely ..."

2. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1839)
"In democracies rulers frequently show themselves to be corrupt. ... The consequence is, that in aristocratic States the rulers are rarely accessible to ..."

3. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"And God proclaims to the rulers, as a first principle, that above all they should watch over their offspring, and see what elements mingle in their nature; ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"Its rulers had doubtless been cementing their position, but no sign of it has come ... There is a votive tablet from the first known of the rulers, named 1. ..."

5. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1873)
"The authority of civil rulers in the ecclesiastical sphere, was pronounced to ... It was held, moreover, that it belongs to civil rulers to maintain order, ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Like many other rulers, Frederick II had taken an oath to embark for the Holy Land ... Most rulers of Europe were engaged in wars of their own and could not ..."

7. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1864)
"In Democracies, rulers frequently show themselves to be corrupt. — In the former, their Vices are directly prejudicial to the Morality of the People. ..."

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