rule for (someone or something)(redirected from rule for one)
rule for (someone or something)
To issue a judgment that is in someone's or something's favor. The court ruled for the local company, siding with its complaint that the multinational corporation infringed on its copyrighted patents.
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To deliver a judgment that is in favor of someone or something: The court ruled for the plaintiff and awarded damages in the amount of $10,000.
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