The special rule, wherein it is revealed, and whereby it is to be measured, viz.
They support themselves with their own hands and observe a special rule.
They maintain themselves by their own labour, and (with the exceptions mentioned) follow no special rule.
No special rule has been laid down for the use of moŝto, but the usual practice is to make the title an adjective and add moŝto.
I do not find it practical to follow a special rule in the teaching of the consonants.
No special rule was adopted defining the physical condition entitling the child to admission.
Mr. Harrison: Any special rule about multiplying or dividing?
As in contracts, or torts, there is a special rule in regard to infants.
To a novice there is no special rule by which one can at all times be governed in calling old gobblers.
Furthermore, in his desire to implant in their youthful souls a root of modesty he imposed upon these bigger boys a special rule.
c.1200, "principle or maxim governing conduct, formula to which conduct must be conformed" from Old French riule, Norman reule "rule, custom, (religious) order" (in Modern French partially re-Latinized as règle), from Vulgar Latin *regula, from Latin regula "straight stick, bar, ruler;" figuratively "a pattern, a model," related to regere "to rule, straighten, guide" (see regal). Replaced Old English wealdan.
Meaning "regulation governing play of a game, etc." is from 1690s. Phrase rule of thumb first attested 1690s. Rule of law "supremacy of impartial and well-defined laws to any individual's power" is from 1883. Meaning "strip used for making straight lines or measuring" is recorded from mid-14c. Typography sense is attested from 1680s.
c.1200, "to control, guide, direct," from Old French riuler "impose rule," from Latin regulare (see regulate). Legal sense "establish by decision" is recorded from early 15c. Meaning "mark with lines" is from 1590s. Meaning "to dominate, prevail" is from 1874. "Rule Brittania," patriotic song, is from 1740. Related: Ruled; ruling.
A usual, customary, or generalized course of action or behavior.
A generalized statement that describes what is true in most or all cases; a standard.
To dominate; to be the most important: Girls rule!