Meaning: a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior; "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation"
convention, normal, pattern, rule, formula
Meaning: something regarded as a normative example; "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"
Meaning: prescribed guide for conduct or action
Meaning: (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice
Meaning: a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct; "their principles of composition characterized all their works"
meaning of the word
Meaning: exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?"
Meaning: decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"
predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail
Meaning: be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
Meaning: decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty"
"And they rule thoughts...
Defiant of analysis and rule
He did this quite according to rule.
'Only I never can remember the rule.
For who would want to choose by rule?
I do not speak to strangers as a rule.
Not even a shepherd can do it, as a rule."
My judgment is the faultless rule of things.
The rule was now an absolute ethic of medicine.
Cats are, as a rule, averse to water in every shape.