rewrite rule

noun
re·​write rule | \ ˈrē-ˌrīt- \

Definition of rewrite rule

: a rule in a grammar which specifies the constituents of a single symbol

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Meanwhile, bank overseers can plow ahead rewriting rules affecting bank stress tests, capital and liquidity rules, and lending to low-income borrowers. Ryan Tracy, WSJ, "Democratic House Will Target Wall Street—but Can’t Stop Deregulation," 7 Nov. 2018 The City Council, meanwhile, rewrote rules for chronic nuisance properties, in part because of the Gentle Woods house. OregonLive.com, "$30,000 loan by state of Oregon keeps flophouse open," 13 June 2018 The new, rewritten rules — and the bill approved Wednesday — do not require a generator. Dan Sweeney, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Panel OKs bill requiring extra power sources for nursing homes," 15 Feb. 2018 Over the past decade, state legislatures across the country rewrote rule books for how power companies pay for new power plants, shifting financial risks away from electric companies to you and everyone else. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "The Power Company Is Ripping You Off," 15 Dec. 2017 The report comes as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rewrites rules that had been put in place by the Obama administration to protect students who said they were defrauded by their for-profit colleges. Maria Danilova, USA TODAY, "For-profits blamed for many student debt defaults, study claims," 5 Oct. 2017 The report comes as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rewrites rules that had been put in place by the Obama administration to protect students who said they were defrauded by their for-profit colleges. Washington Post, "Study: For-profits to blame for most student debt defaults," 5 Oct. 2017

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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