What does the word rule mean?

Usage examples for rule

  1. But as a rule, I- Olof. – Master Olof A Drama in Five Acts by August Strindberg
  2. " I'm always found out, as a rule," says Mrs. Bohun, with a light laugh. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  3. She knew every one, and " her rule appeared to be at once absolute and welcome." – The Lure of the Camera by Charles S. Olcott