re·​reg·​u·​la·​tion | \ (ˌ)rē-ˌre-gyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce reregulation (audio) , -ˌre-gə- also -ˌrā- \
variants: or re-regulation

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

Other Words from reregulation

reregulate \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈre-​gyə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce reregulate (audio) 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Reregulation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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