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Main Entry: rule
Synonyms:
Aristotelian sorites, Goclenian sorites, Procrustean law, SOP, T square, a priori truth, acme, act, act on, administration, antetype, antitype, apothegm, appointment, apriorism, archetype, as a rule, ascendancy, assize, authority, authorization, average, axiom, balance, ban, bar, barometer, be-all and end-all, be in, be in force, be the rage, be the rule, be the thing, bear reign, bid, bill, biotype, blue ribbon, brevet, brocard, bull, bylaw, bypass, call on, call the shots, call the signals, call upon, canon, carry authority, categorical syllogism, center, championship, charge, charisma, charm, check, chiefly, civil government, classic example, claws, clout, clutches, code, command, commandment, commission, common practice, commonly, conclude, condemn, consequence, control, convention, crack the whip, credit, criterion, customarily, customs, decide, declaration, declare, decorum, decree-law, decree, decreement, decretal, decretum, deduce, deem, degree, determine, dictate, dictation, dictum, diktat, dilemma, direct, direction, directive, directorship, discipline, dismiss, dispensation, dispose, disposition, disregard, dominance, dominate, domination, domineer, dominion, doom, drill, edict, edictum, effect, effectiveness, eliminate, eminence, empery, empire, enactment, enchantment, enjoin, enthymeme, epitome, esteem, etiquette, exclude, fact, favor, fiat, figure, find, find against, find for, first place, first prize, forbid, force, form, form of government, formality, formula, formulary, fugleman, fugler, fundamental, gather, gauge, general orders, general principle, generality, generally, genotype, give an order, give the word, gnome, golden mean, golden rule, good feeling, govern, governance, government, graduated scale, grip, guide, guideline, guiding principle, hand, hands, happy medium, have clout, have power, have the power, have the right, have the say, head up, headship, hegemony, height, highest, hold, ignore, imitatee, imperative, imperium, importance, in the main, incidental power, infer, influence, influentiality, insinuation, institution, instruct, instruction, ipse dixit, iron hand, issue a command, issue a writ, judge, jurisdiction, jus, juste-milieu, kingship, law, law of nature, lay off, lay out, lead, leadership, legislation, leverage, lex, lordship, magnetism, mainly, manage, management, mandate, mark off, mark out, mastership, mastery, matter of course, maxim, maximum, mean, measure, measure off, measure out, median, mediocrity, medium, middle-of-the-road, middle, middle course, middle ground, middle point, middle position, middle state, midpoint, mirror, mitzvah, mode, model, modus tollens, moment, mood, moral, most, mostly, ne plus ultra, negate, new high, norm, norma, normal, normally, obtain, on the whole, ordain, order, order about, order of nature, ordinance, ordinarily, ordonnance, original, overlook, overrule, oversee, oversight, pace off, palms, par, paradigm, paralogism, parameter, paramountcy, pass judgment, pass sentence, pattern, personality, persuasion, policy, political organization, polity, possess authority, postulate, potency, power, practice, precedent, precept, preclude, predominance, predominate, preponderance, preponderate, prescribed form, prescript, prescription, preside, preside over, presidency, pressure, prestige, prevail, primacy, principium, principle, procedure, proclaim, proclamation, prohibit, promulgate, pronounce, pronounce judgment, pronounce on, pronouncement, pronunciamento, proposition, propriety, proscribe, prosyllogism, prototype, pseudosyllogism, purchase, quantity, raj, reading, readout, record, regime, regimen, regnancy, regulate, regulation, reign, report, representative, repute, rescript, resolve, return a verdict, routine, rubric, rule of deduction, rule off, rule out, rule over, ruler, ruling, run, say, say the word, scale, self-evident truth, senatus consult, senatus consultum, sentence, set form, set off, settle, settled principle, sorites, sovereignty, square, standard, standard operating procedure, standing order, standing orders, statute, step off, straightedge, suasion, subtle influence, suggestion, superintend, supervise, supervision, supremacy, sway, syllogism, system of government, talons, tenet, test, theorem, top spot, touchstone, triangle, truism, truth, type, type species, type specimen, ukase, universal law, universal truth, upper hand, urtext, usually, utter a judgment, value, via media, wear the crown, wear the pants, weight, whip hand, wield authority, wield the scepter, working principle, working rule, yardstick, zenith
 
Main Entry: as a rule
Synonyms:
all in all, all things considered, altogether, as a whole, as an approximation, as per usual, as things go, as usual, at large, broadly, broadly speaking, by and large, chiefly, commonly, customarily, frequently, generally, generally speaking, habitually, in general, mainly, most often, mostly, naturally, normally, normatively, on balance, on the whole, ordinarily, overall, predominantly, prescriptively, prevailingly, regularly, roughly, roughly speaking, routinely, speaking generally, to be expected, usually
 
Main Entry: golden rule
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Christian ethics, Stoicism, a priori truth, altruistic ethics, aretaics, axiom, brocard, canon, casuistry, categorical imperative, code, commandment, comparative ethics, convention, deontology, dictate, dictum, egoistic ethics, empiricism, ethical formalism, ethical philosophy, ethology, ethonomics, eudaemonics, evolutionism, form, formula, general principle, guideline, guiding principle, hedonism, imperative, intuitionism, law, maxim, mitzvah, moral, moral philosophy, norm, ordinance, perfectionism, postulate, principium, principle, proposition, regulation, rubric, rule, self-evident truth, settled principle, situation ethics, standard, tenet, theorem, truism, truth, universal truth, utilitarianism, working principle, working rule
 
Main Entry: home rule
Synonyms:
Declaration of Independence, absolute monarchy, aristocracy, autarchy, autarky, autocracy, autonomy, coalition government, colonialism, commonwealth, constitutional government, constitutional monarchy, democracy, dictatorship, dominion rule, duarchy, duumvirate, dyarchy, federal government, federation, feudal system, garrison state, gerontocracy, heteronomy, hierarchy, hierocracy, independence, individualism, inner-direction, limited monarchy, martial law, meritocracy, militarism, military government, mob rule, mobocracy, monarchy, neocolonialism, ochlocracy, oligarchy, pantisocracy, patriarchate, patriarchy, police state, pure democracy, regency, representative democracy, representative government, republic, rugged individualism, self-containment, self-determination, self-direction, self-government, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, social democracy, stratocracy, technocracy, thearchy, theocracy, totalitarian government, totalitarian regime, triarchy, triumvirate, tyranny, welfare state
 
Main Entry: mob rule
Synonyms:
absolute monarchy, anarchism, anarcho-syndicalism, anarchy, antinomianism, aristocracy, autarchy, autocracy, autonomy, chaos, coalition government, colonialism, commonwealth, confusion, constitutional government, constitutional monarchy, criminal syndicalism, democracy, dictatorship, disorder, disorderliness, disorganization, disruption, dominion rule, duarchy, duumvirate, dyarchy, federal government, federation, feudal system, garrison state, gerontocracy, heteronomy, hierarchy, hierocracy, home rule, limited monarchy, lynch law, martial law, meritocracy, militarism, military government, misrule, mob law, mobocracy, monarchy, neocolonialism, nihilism, ochlocracy, oligarchy, pantisocracy, patriarchate, patriarchy, police state, primal chaos, pure democracy, rebellion, regency, representative democracy, representative government, republic, revolution, self-determination, self-government, social democracy, stratocracy, syndicalism, technocracy, thearchy, theocracy, tohubohu, totalitarian government, totalitarian regime, triarchy, triumvirate, turmoil, tyranny, unruliness, welfare state
 
Main Entry: rule of thumb
Synonyms:
R and D, control, control experiment, controlled experiment, cut and try, empiricism, experiment, experimental design, experimental method, experimental proof, experimentalism, experimentation, hit and miss, noble experiment, pragmatism, research and development, tentative method, tentativeness, testing, trial, trial and error, trying
 
Main entries similar to: rule
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