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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rule, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ruled p. pr. & vb. n. Ruling.]
 1. To control the will and actions of; to exercise authority or dominion over; to govern; to manage.
    A bishop then must be blameless; . . . one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection.   --1 Tim. iii. 2, 4.
 2. To control or direct by influence, counsel, or persuasion; to guide; -- used chiefly in the passive.
 I think she will be ruled
 In all respects by me.   --Shak.
 3. To establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice.
    That's are ruled case with the schoolmen.   --Atterbury.
 4. Law To require or command by rule; to give as a direction or order of court.
 5. To mark with lines made with a pen, pencil, etc., guided by a rule or ruler; to print or mark with lines by means of a rule or other contrivance effecting a similar result; as, to rule a sheet of paper of a blank book.
 Ruled surface Geom., any surface that may be described by a straight line moving according to a given law; -- called also a scroll.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : subject to a ruling authority; "the ruled mass"