system of rules

Definitions of system of rules
  1. noun
    a complex of methods or rules governing behavior
    synonyms: system
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    accounting
    a system that provides quantitative information about finances
    discipline
    a system of rules of conduct or method of practice
    frame, frame of reference
    a system of assumptions and standards that sanction behavior and give it meaning
    gambling system
    a system of rules for placing bets that is believed to lead to winning
    government
    (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed
    honor system
    a system of conduct in which participants are trusted not to take unfair advantage of others
    logic, logical system, system of logic
    a system of reasoning
    merit system
    the system of employing and promoting civil servants on the basis of ability
    point system
    a system of evaluation based on awarding points according to rules
    spoils system
    the system of employing and promoting civil servants who are friends and supporters of the group in power
    organon
    a system of principles for philosophic or scientific investigations; an instrument for acquiring knowledge
    program, programme
    a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
    theosophy
    a system of belief based on mystical insight into the nature of God and the soul
    anthroposophy
    a system of beliefs and practices based on the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner; it claims to integrate the practical and psychological in child-centered education
    logic
    the system of operations performed by a computer that underlies the machine's representation of logical operations
    theological system, theology
    a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings
    ethic, ethical code
    a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct
    vocabulary
    the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts)
    Aristotelian logic
    the syllogistic logic of Aristotle as developed by Boethius in the Middle Ages
    defence policy, defence program, defense policy, defense program
    a program for defending a country against its enemies
    educational program
    a program for providing education
    rehabilitation program
    a program for restoring someone to good health
    space program
    a technological program intended to explore outer space
    Superfund, Superfund program
    the federal government's program to locate and investigate and clean up the worst uncontrolled and abandoned toxic waste sites nationwide; administered by the Environmental Protection Agency
    tax policy, tax program
    a program for setting taxes
    works program
    a program to provide jobs on public works paid for by government funds
    Cabala, Cabbala, Cabbalah, Kabala, Kabbala, Kabbalah, Qabbala, Qabbalah
    an esoteric theosophy of rabbinical origin based on the Hebrew scriptures and developed between the 7th and 18th centuries
    formal logic, mathematical logic, symbolic logic
    any logical system that abstracts the form of statements away from their content in order to establish abstract criteria of consistency and validity
    Christian theology
    the teachings of Christian churches
    liberation theology
    a form of Christian theology (developed by South American Roman Catholics) that emphasizes social and political liberation as the anticipation of ultimate salvation
    natural theology
    a theology that holds that knowledge of God can be acquired by human reason without the aid of divine revelation
    double standard
    an ethical or moral code that applies more strictly to one group than to another
    balance of international payments, balance of payments
    a system of recording all of a country's economic transactions with the rest of the world over a period of one year
    current account
    that part of the balance of payments recording a nation's exports and imports of goods and services and transfer payments
    entitlement
    a government program that provides benefits to an eligible group
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    method
    a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
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