adjective an·ti–reg·u·la·tion \¦an-tī-ˌre-gyə-¦lā-shən, ¦an-tē- +\
variants: or


Definition of anti–regulation

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of anti–regulation

1anti- + 1regulation

First Known Use: 1893

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