I. noun Date: 1665 1. the act of regulating ; the state of being regulated 2. a. an authoritative rule dealing with details or procedure <
safety regulations
b. a rule or order issued by an executive authority or regulatory agency of a government and having the force of law 3. a. the process of redistributing material (as in an embryo) to restore a damaged or lost part independent of new tissue growth b. the mechanism by which an early embryo maintains normal development Synonyms: see law II. adjective Date: circa 1839 conforming to regulations ; official

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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