re·​reg·​u·​la·​tion (ˌ)rē-ˌre-gyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce reregulation (audio)
 also  -ˌrā-
variants or re-regulation
: 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
(ˌ)rē-ˈre-gyə-ˌlāt How to pronounce reregulation (audio)
 also  -ˈrā-
transitive verb
or re-regulate
reregulated or re-regulated; reregulating or re-regulating
… the congressional rush to reregulate the financial and accounting industries … The New Republic

Examples of reregulation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In August, the Sabin Center went a step further and wrote a 65-page blueprint for reregulation that lays out how Biden could restore what Trump weakened or wiped away. Laura Parker and Alejandra Borunda, National Geographic, 8 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reregulation was in 1789

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“Reregulation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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