an·ti-reg·u·la·tion | \ ¦an-tī-ˌre-gyə-¦lā-shən , ¦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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