rule

noun

  • General legal English
  • Legislation

Definitions of rule

  • an established regulation, standard, or guide

    The new rules regulate the way attorneys must format documents submitted to the court.

Phrase Bank for rule

  • The ABA has opposed abolishing the exclusionary rule.

  • The court’s holding is not an immutable or mandatory rule.

  • I firmly believe in the rule of law as the foundation for all of our basic rights.

Common Mistakes for rule

  • Do not confuse rule with ruling, which is a judicial or administrative decision on a limited question: The court’s ruling interpreted the evidentiary rule.