rulemaking

noun
rule·​mak·​ing

Legal Definition of rulemaking

: the making of rules specifically : the quasi-legislative formulation of rules (as regulations) by an administrative agency that must be carried out in line with procedure prescribed by statute (as the Administrative Procedure Act) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking — see also formal rulemaking, informal rulemaking

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“Rulemaking.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/rulemaking. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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