[ verb ] make impossible, esp. beforehand
Used in print(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)
We can escape_from such a difficulty by ruling_out the animal as not constituting a trial , but such a solution is not always satisfactory .(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)
Now on the subjectivist view , this answer is ruled_out .
[ verb ] (law) include or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules
Used in print(Marian Nester, "New Methods of Parapsychology"...)
In_fact , some sensitives rule this out , preferring to consider their expression as strictly extra-sensory perception ( ESP ) , on this side of the `` veil '' .
[ verb ] dismiss from consideration
"John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi" "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"
Used in print(Alex Gordon, The Cipher....)
He walked rapidly along the buildings scanning their facades : one was a club - that was out ; two others he ruled_out because all their windows were lighted .