rule on


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rule on (something)

To deliver or pronounce an official or formal judgment or decision regarding. The defendant asked for more time to provide additional evidence before the judge ruled on his case. The committee is expected to rule on the controversial issue in the next week or so.
See also: on, rule

rule on something

to give a decision or judgment about something. How long will it be before the court rules on your petition? The boss will rule on your request tomorrow
See also: on, rule