a special committee of a legislature, as of the U.S. House of Representatives, having the authority to establish rules or methods for expediting legislative action, and usually determining the date a bill is presented for consideration.
noun 1. the rules by which a legislative or deliberative assembly governs its proceedings; parliamentary law.
noun 1. an authoritative decision, as one by a judge on a debated point of law. 2. the act of drawing straight lines with a ruler. 3. ruled lines. adjective 4. governing or dominating: the ruling party. 5. controlling; predominating: the ruling factor in recovery from an illness. 6. widespread; prevalent: ruling prices; ruling values. […]
noun 1. an elder in a Presbyterian church.
noun, Railroads. 1. the steepest grade on a given stretch of track, which determines the maximum tonnage that can be hauled in a train having a given horsepower at a stated minimum speed.