self-regulatory

adjective

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

Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-regulatory was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Self-regulatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-regulatory. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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