From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrulingrul‧ing1 /ˈruːlɪŋ/ ●○○ noun [countable] SCTDECIDEan official decision, especially one made by a courtruling on the recent Supreme Court ruling on defendants’ rights
Examples from the Corpusruling• Case law has shown that court rulings on these kind of scenarios have resulted in arbitrary decisions.• The first collection of Innocent's own decretals, or legal rulings, was that by Rainer of Pomposa.• I have already given my ruling on that and said exactly what the hon. Member should do about it.• On Tuesday, Hastings will decide whether to adopt procedural rulings made by the Sonoma County judge.• The ruling requires that driftnet fishing be reduced by half by July this year, and cease altogether by December.• I have no wish to question your ruling.ruling on• Conservatives didn't like his rulings on civil rights cases.rulingruling2 adjective [only before noun] 1 PGGOVERENMENTthe ruling group in a country or organization is the group that controls it A ruling class clearly existed. the ruling body of American golf2 DLHINTERESTEDa ruling interest or emotion interests someone more than anything else Football remains the ruling passion of many men.
Examples from the Corpusruling• Ruling class power Westergaard and Resler argue that the maintenance of inequalities of wealth is due to the power of the ruling class.• A single ruling class will still emerge, but a plurality of interests can make themselves felt within it.• Read the extract on p. 16 concerning the ruling class.• the struggle between the workers and the ruling classes• On Dec. 29 Eitan's right-wing nationalist Tsomet Party formally withdrew from the ruling coalition.• This may result in conflict between the ruling minority and the rest of society.• Those in favour included both the ruling New Democracy and the opposition socialist Pasok.• In July he saw his party make history when it won the first governorship conceded by the ruling party in 60 years.• The ruling party is confident of winning the election.• The crisis sparked after the ruling party rushed through revisions of the labor and national security laws in a semi-secret parliamentary session.• the ruling partyruling body• As leader for nine years, he had an automatic place on the ruling body.• A fee was paid to the ruling body and in the early years these were very low indeed.• But in a surprise move Short and Kasparov snubbed the ruling body and rejected the offer.• Governor Chris Patten plans to boost voters' rights to make most of the colony's ruling body elected by 1995.• The historical hostility to commercialism among the ruling bodies of sport is indisputable.• There are 4 major ruling bodies running judo.• The game's ruling body, the International Board, are monitoring the situation on a regular basis.From Longman Business Dictionaryrulingrul‧ing1 /ˈruːlɪŋ/ noun [countable]LAW an official decision, especially one made by a courtruling thata district court ruling that the plaintiff’s medical evidence was unreliableThe Commission must issue a final ruling by October.rulingruling2 adjective [only before a noun] the ruling group in a country or organization is the group that controls itthe ruling party’s economic policies