1. Law, statute, rule, regulation, instruction.
‘Ea‘a te pu‘apinga kia ma‘ani ture kōtou, kāre ‘ua kōtou tika ai e ‘ākono ana?
What’s the good of your making rules (for other people) when you can’t even keep them yourself? ‘Āpi‘i ture, lawyer.
‘E ‘āpi‘i ture ‘aia.
He is a lawyer. Te ture o te mataara, highway code.
2. (-a, -‘ia). Lay down law, legislate, prohibit.
Kua ture te taote iāia ‘auraka kia kai i te ‘apinga venevene.
The doctor ruled that he must not eat sweet things;
Kua turea taua ngā‘ī ra ‘auraka kia ‘aere ‘aka‘ou‘ia.
That place was put out of bounds;
Kua turea tērā ‘anga‘anga.
Those activities were prohibited.