rule in favor of (someone or something)

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rule in favor of (someone or something)

To deliver or pronounce an official or formal judgment that is to the advantage of or approving of someone or something. The court ruled in favor of the local company, siding with its complaint that the multinational corporation infringed on its copyright. The committee ruled in favor of allowing the construction to proceed.
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rule in favor of someone or something

 and rule for someone or something
[for a judge or deliberating body] to award a decision to someone or something or to render a decision favoring someone or something. The judge ruled for the defendant. The examining board ruled in favor of dismissing George.
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That's why gender activists say a groundbreaking preliminary, court ruling in favor of a 15-year-old transgendered female student from Brockton, Mass., is so critical to their cause.
Ruling in favor of the insurance company, the court sum that the policyholder was under sufficient notice regarding changes in the policy given differences in the deductible, a change in the premium, and the fact that notice was given to an agent.