An order regulating the practice of the courts, or an order made between parties to an action or a suit.
A general principle concerning the formation or use of words, or a concise statement thereof; thus, it is a rule in England, that s or es , added to a noun in the singular number, forms the plural of that noun; but "man" forms its plural "men", and is an exception to the rule.
An inspiring document that reflects the attitude and way of life to which members of a religious community aspire.
An agency may add, revise, or remove text from the Code of Federal Regulations in response to a newly passed law, voluntarily, or at the request of a company or another agency that is affected by that area of the law. Individual changes are usually called rules. Together, they are generally called regulations.
The foundational document of a religious institute.* The basic meaning of rule is "measure" so that an individual religious would be able to assess his fidelity to the community by comparing his conduct with that stated in the Rule. The Rule of St. Augustine is one of the oldest and most popular of all rules. Other famous rules include those of St. Benedict and St. Francis of Assisi.
A rule is a written plan of life and discipline, by which members of a religious order conduct their lives. Obedience to the rule is usually first followed after making a "simple" vow, and eventually taking a lifetime "solemn vow."
The written text containing the principles and values by which the members of a community try to live. The Rule is not simply a set of regulations, although it may contain such, but is an attempt to capture the spirit and charism of a community in written form. Some communities follow traditional Rules, such as those of St Benedict or St Augustine, others have written their own.
An established standard, guideline, or regulation. A principle set up by any authority that directs either action or forbearance, as in the rules of a legislative body, of a company, or of the law.
a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior; "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation"
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"
a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system; "the principle of the conservation of mass"; "the principle of jet propulsion"; "the right-hand rule for inductive fields"
any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order; "the rule of St. Dominic"
a general principle on which decisions are to be based
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a regulation to be followed, as in government and sport
a specific requirement that must be followed, while a guideline is a principle of operation
Regulating principle (religious, legal).