reregulation

noun re·reg·u·la·tion \ (ˌ)rē-ˌre-gyə-ˈlā-shən , -ˌre-gə- also -ˌrā- \
variants: or re-regulation
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reregulation

: the act or process of imposing regulations and restrictions on something (such as an industry) that was previously deregulated
  • The role of the state is expanding again, together with a reregulation of markets.
  • —Roger C. Altman
  • That warning from aviation experts has prompted some industry leaders to call for re-regulation, something considered almost heresy until now.
  • —Alexandra Marks

reregulate

play \(ˌ)rē-ˈre-gyə-ˌlāt also -ˈrā-\ or re-regulate transitive verb reregulated or re-regulated; reregulating or re-regulating
    • … the congressional rush to reregulate the financial and accounting industries …
    • The New Republic

First Known Use of reregulation

1789

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