ruling noun

ADJ. authoritative, definitive | unanimous | adverse | preliminary | original | final | court, legal

VERB + RULING give, hand down, issue, make | overturn, reverse The Court of Appeal overturned the original ruling. | uphold

PREP. ~ against the European Court's ruling against detention without trial | ~ by the ruling by the High Court | ~ in favour of The newspaper said that this was a ruling in favour of freedom of speech. | ~ on The House of Lords will make a final ruling on the case next week.