ruling
rul·ing n: an official or authoritative determination, decree, statement, or interpretation (as by a judge on a question of law)
followed a previous ruling on the same question see also revenue ruling compare decision, disposition, finding, holding, judgment, opinion, verdict

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

ruling
I noun adjudication, award, command, conclusion, court's finding, decision, decree, determination, edict, finding, findings of fact and conclusions of law, holding, judgment, judicial determination, judicial proclamation, judicial pronouncement, opinion of the court, order, order of the court, pronouncement, resolution, rule, sentence, verdict associated concepts: judicial ruling, ruling from the bench II index act (enactment), adjudication, authority (documentation), award, canon, central (essential), code, conclusion (determination), condition (contingent provision), conviction (finding of guilt), decree, determination, dictate, dominant, edict, enactment, finding, influential, judgment (formal court decree), mandate, master, measure, omnipotent, opinion (judicial decision), order (judicial directive), potent, powerful, predominant, prescription (directive), prevailing (having superior force), primary, principal, pronouncement, requirement, rubric (authoritative rule), sentence, sovereign (absolute), verdict

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


ruling
n.
A judge’s or court’s decision or authoritative statement about a question of law, the admissibility of evidence, etc.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


ruling
Any decision a judge makes during the course of a lawsuit.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


ruling
A judicial or administrative interpretation of a provision of a statute, order, regulation, or ordinance. The judicial determination of matters before the court such as the admissibility of evidence or the granting of a motion, which is an application for an order.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


ruling
A judicial or administrative interpretation of a provision of a statute, order, regulation, or ordinance. The judicial determination of matters before the court such as the admissibility of evidence or the granting of a motion, which is an application for an order.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

ruling
n.
   court decision on a case or any legal question.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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