self-regulatory

adjective
self-reg·​u·​la·​to·​ry | \ ˌself-ˈre-gyə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē also -ˈrā- How to pronounce self-regulatory (audio) \

Definition of self-regulatory

: serving or tending to regulate oneself or itself a self-regulatory industry … the ABA [American Bar Association] worries that perhaps lawyers will lose a measure of self-regulatory power.The National Law Journal

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1875, in the meaning defined above

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