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rank

(rank),
1. The ordinal position of an observation in the set of observations of which it is a member.
2. To order a set of observations according to their rank.
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But executive producer Richard Holloway pulled rank and vetoed the plan - effectively blocking Hough, 24, from any involvement in the smash-hit series.
FOLLOWING a recent barren spell, Aberystwyth Town pulled rank on the Welsh League division three leaders Llwydcoed in emphatic style.
Carlos Tevez was denied his first Manchester United hat-trick as king Cristiano Ronaldo pulled rank on the Argentina striker.
The Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press had to spike a column by former NFL star Deion Sanders after the NFL Network, which has exclusive rights to his "image and opinions" pulled rank on the daily paper.
But the Council pulled rank November 24 and cut this to 5.9 percent.
But IPCC commissioner for the West Midlands John Crawley, who will supervise the investigation under the 1996 Police Act, has pulled rank and said it is in the 'public interest' to look into it.
Yet as soon as Valenti learned of Chetwynd's liaison with the White House, the whiff of influence proved irresistible, and he pulled rank with Washingtons power culture and bypassed the talent, going directly to the studio chiefs.
And Aberavon, top of Division One, pulled rank on bottom side Whitland with a 27-9 victory at Parc Dre Owen.