Student Thesaurus

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Entry Word: rule
Function: noun
Text: 1 a statement spelling out the proper procedure or conduct for an activity <read the rules that are posted before you use the pool>
Synonyms bylaw, ground rule, regulation
Related Words code, constitution, decalogue; act, law, ordinance, statute; command, decree, dictate, directive, edict, fiat, order; axiom, fundamental, maxim, precept; moral, principle, value; prohibition, restriction; convention, custom, habit, manners, mores, practice (also practise), tradition, way; blueprint, canon, formula, guide, guideline, recipe, standard
2 lawful control over the affairs of a political unit (as a nation) <the years during which Russia was under Communist rule>
Synonyms administration, authority, governance, government, jurisdiction, regime (also régime), regimen
Related Words reign; dominion, power, sovereignty, supremacy, sway; command, leadership; direction, management, regulation, superintendence, supervision; dictatorship, domination, mastery, oppression, subjugation, tyranny