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regulation

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1 a statement spelling out the proper procedure or conduct for an activity

  • itʼs against community regulations to leave your trash on the curb for more than two days
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2 the act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something

  • the owner seldom visited the plant and did not take an active part in the regulation of the company
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3 the duty or function of watching or guarding for the sake of proper direction or control

  • the regulation of the soccer team was left entirely to the head coach and her assistants
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Synonym Discussion of regulation

law, rule, regulation, precept, statute, ordinance, canon mean a principle governing action or procedure. law implies imposition by a sovereign authority and the obligation of obedience on the part of all subject to that authority.
    • obey the law
rule applies to more restricted or specific situations.
    • the rules of the game
regulation implies prescription by authority in order to control an organization or system.
    • regulations affecting nuclear power plants
precept commonly suggests something advisory and not obligatory communicated typically through teaching.
    • the precepts of effective writing
statute implies a law enacted by a legislative body.
    • a statute requiring the use of seat belts
ordinance applies to an order governing some detail of procedure or conduct enforced by a limited authority such as a municipality.
    • a city ordinance
canon suggests in nonreligious use a principle or rule of behavior or procedure commonly accepted as a valid guide.
    • the canons of good taste


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