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: an official or authoritative determination, decree, statement, or interpretation (as by a judge on a question of law) [followed a previous on the same question] see also revenue ruling compare decision, disposition, finding, holding, judgment, opinion, verdict
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.