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regulations

noun
plural of regulation

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1 a statement spelling out the proper procedure or conduct for an activity
  • it's 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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“Regulations.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/regulations. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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