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férula

férula
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (medical)
a. splint
No necesitarás un yeso. Solo tendrás que usar una férula por unas semanas.You won't need a cast. You'll only have to wear a splint for a few weeks.
2. (power)
a. rule
Las cosas que poseemos terminan poseyéndonos a nosotros. Estamos todos bajo la férula del capitalismo.The things we own ended up owning us. We're all under the rule of capitalism.
b. domination
El reino está bajo la férula de un rey tirano.The kingdom is under the domination of a tyrannical king.
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férula
1 (vara) birch; rod
2 (Med) splint
3 (dominio) rule; domination
vivir bajo la férula de un tirano to live under the iron rule of a tyrant
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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