# Reference name of description list items in latex [duplicate]

I want to refer to a description list item by name instead of number. To that effect, I've added labels to each item, but when referencing them I only get the name of the section, not of the list item. How can I change it to show a custom label for each item?

\section{Definitions}
\begin{description}
\item[Rule1\label{itm:1}] The Suffix to Prefix Rule.
\item[Rule2] The Substring Matching Rule \label{2}
\begin{description}
\item[Rule2-1] Character Matching Rule \label{2-1}
\end{description}
\item[Rule3] The Uniqueness Property Rule \label{3}
\end{description}


i want to reference the above rules somewhere in my document but every time i call only section number is displayed