: 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
rulemaking adjective

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“Rulemaking.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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