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Regulation

2 entries found.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]

Regulation \Reg`u*la"tion\ (-l?"sh?n), n.
   1. The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated.

            The temper and regulation of our own minds.
                                                  --Macaulay.

   2. A rule or order prescribed for management or government;
      prescription; a regulating principle; a governing
      direction; precept; law; as, the regulations of a society
      or a school.

   {Regulation sword}, {cap}, {uniform}, etc. (Mil.), a sword,
      cap, uniform, etc., of the kind or quality prescribed by
      the official regulations.

   Syn: {Law}; rule; method; principle; order; precept. See
        {Law}.

From WordNet (r) 1.6 [wn]

regulation
     adj : prescribed by or according to regulation; "regulation army
           equipment"
     n 1: an authoritative rule or law [syn: {ordinance}]
     2: a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior;
        "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short
        haircuts were the regulation" [syn: {rule}]
     3: the act of regulating; "fiscal regulations are in the hands
        of politicians" [syn: {regulating}]

Regulation

2 entries found.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]

Regulation \Reg`u*la"tion\ (-l?"sh?n), n.
   1. The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated.

            The temper and regulation of our own minds.
                                                  --Macaulay.

   2. A rule or order prescribed for management or government;
      prescription; a regulating principle; a governing
      direction; precept; law; as, the regulations of a society
      or a school.

   {Regulation sword}, {cap}, {uniform}, etc. (Mil.), a sword,
      cap, uniform, etc., of the kind or quality prescribed by
      the official regulations.

   Syn: {Law}; rule; method; principle; order; precept. See
        {Law}.

From WordNet (r) 1.6 [wn]

regulation
     adj : prescribed by or according to regulation; "regulation army
           equipment"
     n 1: an authoritative rule or law [syn: {ordinance}]
     2: a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior;
        "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short
        haircuts were the regulation" [syn: {rule}]
     3: the act of regulating; "fiscal regulations are in the hands
        of politicians" [syn: {regulating}]