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Definition of reg

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: regulation federal regs

Definition of reg (Entry 2 of 2)

1 region
2 register; registered; registration
3 regular

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Examples of reg in a Sentence

Noun a list of proposed regs according to army regs, dress uniforms must be starched and boots polished at all times
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun ADOMI Women's Long Hooded Thickened Down Coat with Fur Trim $84.91 (reg. Alicia Kortendick, oregonlive, "Amazon Cyber Monday 2019: The best deals on appliances, electronics and more," 2 Dec. 2019 Plus, the new regs require online marketplaces (Amazon, Etsy, and the like) to collect and remit taxes on behalf of third-party vendors that use their sites., "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 25 Oct. 2019 The last legislative session gave municipalities power over policy areas previously reserved for the state alone — oil and gas regulations, minimum wage and tobacco regs. Jon Caldara, The Denver Post, "Caldara: When local control just goes one way — that’s not local control," 11 Oct. 2019 The regs similarly require a conflict of interest based on the predicate crime, and since there was no such predicate, there was no conflict requiring the Justice Department to appoint an outside lawyer. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "Do Republicans See the Strategy to Discredit the Barr Investigation?," 2 Oct. 2019 The special counsel regs make clear that the Justice Department’s failure to adhere to them is not actionable. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "Do Republicans See the Strategy to Discredit the Barr Investigation?," 2 Oct. 2019 The pair see each other on the reg though, as Nina can’t stay away from Anna’s couch. Anna Lunoe, Billboard, "A Timeline of Nina Las Vegas & Anna Lunoe's 15-Year Friendship, In Their Own Words," 27 Sep. 2019 In spite of these rules and regs, his footballing education stayed very much in the family, with his first club side made up mostly of a variety of brothers, cousins and uncles., "A Tribute to Ali Daei: Cristiano Ronaldo's Final International Rival," 11 Sep. 2019 In a tweet, Neal Katyal, who drafted the Justice Department regulations, wrote: ‘‘Ratcliffe dead wrong about the Special Counsel regs. Calvin Woodward,, "Fact check: President Trump falsely claims Mueller exonerated him," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of reg


1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for reg


by shortening

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16 Dec 2019

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“Reg.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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Kids Definition of reg.

1 region
2 regular

Legal Definition of Reg.

1 regulation
2 register

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