The leader of a country is a ruler. If you're a queen, a sultan, or a czar, you're a ruler.


measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths

a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"

One who rules; one who exercises sway or authority; a governor.

A straight or curved strip of wood, metal, etc., with a smooth edge, used for guiding a pen or pencil in drawing lines. Cf. Rule, n., 7 (a).


Usage Examples

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.

A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests.

Freedom is not won by merely overthrowing a tyrannical ruler or an oppressive regime. That is usually only the prelude to a new tyranny, a new oppression.

He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.

The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.

It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results.

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

I have terrible handwriting. I now say it's a learning disability... but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad.

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?

No Arab ruler will consider the peace process seriously so long as he is able to toy with the idea of achieving more by the way of violence.

In politics a capable ruler must be guided by circumstances, conjectures and conjunctions.

Your real self - the 'I am I' - is master of this land, the ruler of this empire. You rightfully have power and dominion over it, all its inhabitants, and all contained in its realm.

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.

Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat.


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