Definition of Ruler
(noun) An individual leader in charge of a country or group who rules, commands, or governs; head of state; sovereign.
Examples of Ruler
- American English – /rOO-luhr/
- British English – /rOO-luh/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈrulər/
- British English – /ˈruːlə/
- Plural: rulers
- A ruler (verb) rules the (noun) ruled though (noun) rulership.
- “Patriarchy literally means ‘rule of the fathers‘ and comes from the Old Testament—all power was given to male elders. Today, its meaning is more general: male domination of all the major institutions of society including government, religion, education, the economy, the military and the media” (Kaufman and Kimmel 2011:112).
- absolute monarchy
- constitutional monarchy
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, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/ruler/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
ruler. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://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, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/ruler/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“ruler.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 29 May. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/ruler/>.