Related formssub·rul·er, nounun·der·rul·er, noun
Examples from the Web for ruler
How will we know if Kim, when he eventually surfaces, is ruler or figurehead?
He wanted peace and harmony, and in this respect he was just another Roman ruler interested in imperial unity.Plotting Nicea III Could Be Pope Francis's Masterstroke|Candida Moss|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Anyone “who has authority of the sword, is the ruler of a city, or wears the purple” has to resign his job or leave.St. Hippolytus’ Careers Christians Should Never Have|Candida Moss|May 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Bible makes this out to be a matter of popular acclaim, the people lining up to have David as their ruler.
Anyhow, they realized, Assad had also lost his legitimacy as a ruler.
Evidently his subjects knew as little of Yucatan as did their ruler.The American Egypt|Channing Arnold
But he that did his neighbor wrong thrust him away, saying, 'Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us?The Bible Story|Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
The ruler of each clan was called a chief, who was really the chief man of his family.
This increase of power went together with a change of the position of the ruler.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]|Wolfram Eberhard
Yet this was the house of a ruler hostile to that flag to which I had thrown a good-by kiss, up at Fort Leavenworth.Vanguards of the Plains|Margaret McCarter