short for Australian Rules
the Rules English history the neighbourhood around certain prisons (esp the Fleet and King's Bench prison) in which trusted prisoners were allowed to live under specified restrictions
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How to use Rules in a sentence
House Rules require an absolute majority of members voting to choose a speaker.
Rule 16(c) was a proposed change in the Rules at the 1976 Republican Convention.
The Rules change would have required all candidates to do the same.
Defenders of the status quo claim the old Rules protect consumers.Why Do ‘Progressives’ Want to Ban Uber and AirBnB? | Adam Thierer, Christopher Koopman | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We have reached a tipping point in the culture where Americans are now trained to look to the Rules instead of their own judgment.
These Rules (leaving out the Tenor) serves for five bells; and leaving out the fifth and Tenor, they serve for four bells.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing | Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
But men, through neglecting the Rules of health, pass quickly to old age, and die before reaching that term.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II) | Henry Osborn Taylor
Not only do children thus of themselves extend the scope of our commands, they show a disposition to make Rules for themselves.Children's Ways | James Sully
This Peal (by the Rules aforesaid) may be Rang with any whole hunt, half hunt, and quarter hunt.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing | Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
Branches are to be operated under Rules and regulations approved by the Federal Reserve Board.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips