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noun as in do's and don'ts

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House rules require an absolute majority of members voting to choose a speaker.

Rule 16(c) was a proposed change in the rules at the 1976 Republican Convention.

The rules change would have required all candidates to do the same.

Defenders of the status quo claim the old rules protect consumers.

We have reached a tipping point in the culture where Americans are now trained to look to the rules instead of their own judgment.

These Rules (leaving out the Tenor) serves for five bells; and leaving out the fifth and Tenor, they serve for four bells.

But men, through neglecting the rules of health, pass quickly to old age, and die before reaching that term.

Not only do children thus of themselves extend the scope of our commands, they show a disposition to make rules for themselves.

This Peal (by the Rules aforesaid) may be Rang with any whole hunt, half hunt, and quarter hunt.

Branches are to be operated under rules and regulations approved by the Federal Reserve Board.


On this page you'll find 86 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rules, such as: customs, established ways, etiquette, method, mode, and practice.

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