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Meaning of GOLDEN RULE

Pronunciation:  'gowldun rool

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  1. [n]  a command based on Jesus' words in the Sermon on the Mount; "Whatsoever ye would that men do unto you, do you even so unto them" (Mathew 7:12)
  2. [n]  any important rule; "the golden rule of teaching is to be clear"
 See Also: precept, prescript, rule, teaching



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