rule for (someone or something)

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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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rule for

v.
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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Additionally, the court noted the IRS had consistently held the position in the revenue ruling for over three decades, which demonstrated to the court the soundness of the IRS's initial decision.
(4) It is often not appropriate to substitute a revenue ruling for a regulatory provision because a revenue ruling does not serve the same function as a regulation and does not merit the same deference from courts.