Rule, ruler, ruling usually refers to standards for activities. They may refer to:

Human activity

  • Business rule
    Business rule
    A Business rule is a statement that defines or constrains some aspect of the business and always resolves to either true or false. Business rules are intended to assert business structure or to control or influence the behavior of the business. Business rules describe the operations, definitions...

    , a rule pertaining to the structure or behavior internal to an organization
  • Game rules, rules that define how a game is played
  • Moral
    A moral is a message conveyed or a lesson to be learned from a story or event. The moral may be left to the hearer, reader or viewer to determine for themselves, or may be explicitly encapsulated in a maxim...

    , a rule or element of a moral code for guiding choices in human behavior
  • Norm (philosophy)
    Norm (philosophy)
    Norms are concepts of practical import, oriented to effecting an action, rather than conceptual abstractions that describe, explain, and express. Normative sentences imply “ought-to” types of statements and assertions, in distinction to sentences that provide “is” types of statements and assertions...

    , a kind of sentence or a reason to act, feel or believe
  • Regulation of sport
    Regulation of sport
    The regulation of sport is usually done by a regulatory agency for each sport, resulting in a core of relatively invariant, agreed rules. People responsible for leisure activities often seek recognition and respectability as sports by joining sports federations such as the International Olympic...

    , rules for a sport
  • Rule of thumb
    Rule of thumb
    A rule of thumb is a principle with broad application that is not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable for every situation. It is an easily learned and easily applied procedure for approximately calculating or recalling some value, or for making some determination...

    , a principle with broad application that is not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable for every situation
  • Unspoken rule, an assumed rule of human behavior that is not voiced or written down


  • Norm (sociology)
    Norm (sociology)
    Social norms are the accepted behaviors within a society or group. This sociological and social psychological term has been defined as "the rules that a group uses for appropriate and inappropriate values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors. These rules may be explicit or implicit...

    , a term in sociology describing explicit or implicit rules used within society or by a group (i.e. social norms)
  • Rule of inference
    Rule of inference
    In logic, a rule of inference, inference rule, or transformation rule is the act of drawing a conclusion based on the form of premises interpreted as a function which takes premises, analyses their syntax, and returns a conclusion...

     or transformation rule, a term in logic for a function which takes premises and returns a conclusion
  • "Rule X" elementary cellular automaton
    Elementary cellular automaton
    In mathematics and computability theory, an elementary cellular automaton is a one-dimensional cellular automaton where there are two possible states and the rule to determine the state of a cell in the next generation depends only on the current state of the cell and its two immediate neighbors....

    , where X is a number between 0-255 characterizing a specific model (e.g. Rule 110)
  • Ruler
    A ruler, sometimes called a rule or line gauge, is an instrument used in geometry, technical drawing, printing and engineering/building to measure distances and/or to rule straight lines...

    , or "rule"; a distance measuring device

Law and government

  • Procedural law
    Procedural law
    Procedural law or adjective law comprises the rules by which a court hears and determines what happens in civil lawsuit, criminal or administrative proceedings. The rules are designed to ensure a fair and consistent application of due process or fundamental justice to all cases that come before...

    , a ruleset governing the application of laws to cases
    • A law
      Law is a system of rules and guidelines which are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior, wherever possible. It shapes politics, economics and society in numerous ways and serves as a social mediator of relations between people. Contract law regulates everything from buying a bus...

      , which may informally be called a "rule"
    • A court order
      Court order
      A court order is an official proclamation by a judge that defines the legal relationships between the parties to a hearing, a trial, an appeal or other court proceedings. Such ruling requires or authorizes the carrying out of certain steps by one or more parties to a case...

      , a decision by a court
  • Military rule
    Military rule
    Military rule may mean:* Militarism or militarist ideology - the ideology of government as best served when under military control* Military occupation, when a country or area is occupied after invasion.** List of military occupations...

    , governance by a military body
  • Monastic rule, a collection of precepts that guides the life of monks or nuns in a religious order
  • Rule of law
    Rule of law
    The rule of law, sometimes called supremacy of law, is a legal maxim that says that governmental decisions should be made by applying known principles or laws with minimal discretion in their application...

    , a government that is not ruled by a person but by laws, as in a constitutional republic; no one person can rule and even top government officials are ruled by the law
  • Ruler, see monarch
    A monarch is the person who heads a monarchy. This is a form of government in which a state or polity is ruled or controlled by an individual who typically inherits the throne by birth and occasionally rules for life or until abdication...

    , the person who rules a country
  • In rulemaking
    In administrative law, rulemaking refers to the process that executive and independent agencies use to create, or promulgate, regulations. In general, legislatures first set broad policy mandates by passing statutes, then agencies create more detailed regulations through rulemaking.By bringing...

     by the federal government of the United States, a regulation mandated by Congress, but written or expanded upon by the Executive Branch


  • The Rules
    The Rules
    The Rules: Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right is a controversial self-help book by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, originally published in 1995....

    , a bestselling self-help book

If you are in possession of a cell phone on the shop floor, you will be punished by death. This applies to the whole universe.


  • Ja Rule
    Ja Rule
    Jeffrey Atkins , better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper, singer, and actor.Born in Hollis, Queens, he began his career in the group Cash Money Click and debuted in 1999 with Venni Vetti Vecci and its single "Holla Holla"...

    , a hip hop artist
    • R.U.L.E.
      -Chart positions:...

      , a 2005 greatest hits album by Ja Rule
  • Rule (song)
    Rule (song)
    "Rule" is the first single from rapper Nas' 2001 album Stillmatic. It features a chorus sung by Amerie and production provided by Poke and Tone of Trackmasters Entertainment. The song is known for both sampling and interpolating "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears...

    , a song by rapper Nas
  • "Rule/Sparkle
    "Rule/Sparkle" is Japanese singer Ayumi Hamasaki's forty-fifth single and it was released on February 25, 2009. The song "Rule" was used as the international theme song for Dragonball Evolution. "Sparkle" is used in advertisements for the Honda Zest Spark...

    ", a song by Ayumi Hamasaki
  • Rules (album)
    Rules (album)
    Rules is the second album by indie pop band The Whitest Boy Alive. It was recorded in Punta Burros Nayarit, Mexico, where the band was staying to rest after a long tour. In early 2009, Australian radio station Triple J named Rules their feature album of the week...

    , an album by the band The Whitest Boy Alive
  • "Rules" (song)
    Rules (song)
    -1996 release:-2009 7" reissue:-Personnel:*Sascha Konietzko - vocals, programming*Gunter Schulz - guitars*Dorona Alberti - vocals *Chris Connelly - vocals *Mark Durante - guitar *Bill Rieflin - drums *Cheryl Wilson - vocals...

    , a KMFDM song
  • "Rules", a Shakira song included on her album Laundry Service
    Laundry Service
    Some critics criticized the effectiveness of Shakira's lyrics, claiming that her English skills were too weak for her to write in that language, but nearly all agreed on her unique poetic imagery...

  • Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula
    Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula
    Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula is a 2003 Bollywood film.-Synopsis:Radha is employed with an advertising agency, and has a chance to see and meet prominent models. She meets her dreamboat, Vikram Verma , on one such day...

    , a 2003 Bollywood film
  • The Rule
    The Rule
    The Rule is an American pop/R&B band, led by Ryan Liestman . The group released its first album, the self-titled The Rule in the summer of 2006, under the indie label R, R, & R Records...

    , an American pop/R&B band
    • The Rule (album)
      The Rule (album)
      The Rule is the self-titled debut album of American pop/R&B band, The Rule, released in the summer of 2006.- Track listing :# "3 Drops" – 4:35# "Earthquake" – 3:28# "High Heels" – 4:18# "Don't Be Shy" – 4:48# "Keep This Love Alive" – 3:40...

      , self-titled album by The Rule

Other uses

  • Rule (horse)
    Rule (horse)
    Rule is an American Thoroughbred racehorse that won the 2010 Sam F. Davis Stakes and Delta Jackpot Stakes.-References:*...

    , American racehorse
  • Rule, Texas
    Rule, Texas
    Rule is a town in Haskell County, Texas, United States. The population was 698 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Rule is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of , all of it land....

    , a town in Texas, United States
  • Rules (restaurant)
    Rules (restaurant)
    Rules is a London restaurant on Maiden Lane in Covent Garden. Rules was founded in 1798 and is London's oldest restaurant.Rules was opened by Thomas Rule in 1798, primarily as an oyster bar but served, and continues to serve, traditional British Cuisine...

    , London's oldest restaurant

See also

  • All Wikipedia pages beginning with Rule of
  • All Wikipedia pages beginning with Rules of
  • All Wikipedia pages beginning with Rules for
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