an·​ti-reg·​u·​la·​tion | \ ¦an-tī-ˌre-gyə-¦lā-shən How to pronounce anti-regulation (audio) , ¦an-tē- + \
variants: or antiregulation

Definition of anti-regulation

: characterized by or expressing opposition to government regulation : anti-regulatory If you pay any attention to national politics, you have probably detected a certain anti-government, anti-regulation sentiment in some quarters.— Melissa Anderson, Automotive Design & Production, 1 Nov. 2011

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First Known Use of anti-regulation

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anti-regulation

anti- entry 1 + regulation entry 1

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“Anti-regulation.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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