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rule

Pronunciation: rul

Definition: A principle, criterion, standard, or guideline, applied to procedures or situations in which accumulated observation is considered relevant.

[O. Fr. reule, fr. L. regula, a guide, pattern]

See Also: law, principle, theorem

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