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Definition of Ruler

(noun) An individual leader in charge of a country or group who rules, commands, or governs; head of state; sovereign.

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Ruler Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: rul·er

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /rOO-luhr/
  • British English – /rOO-luh/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈrulər/
  • British English – /ˈruːlə/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: rulers
  • A ruler (verb) rules the (noun) ruled though (noun) rulership.

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Reference

Kaufman, Michael, and Michael S. Kimmel. 2011. The Guy’s Guide to Feminism. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press.

Cite the Definition of Ruler

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “ruler.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 29, 2020 (http://sociologydictionary.org/ruler/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

ruler. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/ruler/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “ruler.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 29, 2020. http://sociologydictionary.org/ruler/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“ruler.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 29 May. 2020. <http://sociologydictionary.org/ruler/>.