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Synonyms for regulation
ˌrɛg yəˈleɪ ʃənreg·u·la·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. regulation

    Law, in its ideal, is the statement of a principle of right in mandatory form, by competent authority, with adequate penalty for disobedience; in common use, the term is applied to any legislative act, however imperfect or unjust. Command and commandment are personal and particular; as, the commands of a parent; the ten commandments. An edict is the act of an absolute sovereign or other authority; we speak of the edict of an emperor, the decree of a court. A mandate is specific, for an occasion or a purpose; a superior court issues its mandate to an inferior court to send up its records. Statute is the recognized legal term for a specific law; enactment is the more vague and general expression. We speak of algebraic or chemical formulas, municipal ordinances, military orders, army regulations, ecclesiastical canons, the rules of a business house. Law is often used, also, for a recognized principle, whose violation is attended with injury or loss that acts like a penalty; as, the laws of business; the laws of nature. In more strictly scientific use, a natural law is simply a recognized system of sequences or relations; as, Kepler's laws of planetary distances. A code is a system of laws; jurisprudence is the science of law, or a system of laws scientifically considered, classed, and interpreted; legislation, primarily the act of legislating, denotes also the body of statutes enacted by a legislative body. An economy (Greek oikonomia, primarily the management of a house) is any comprehensive system of administration; as, domestic economy; but the word is extended to the administration or government of a state or people, signifying a body of laws and regulations, with the entire system, political or religious, especially the latter, of which they form a part; as, the code of Draco, Roman jurisprudence, British legislation, the Mosaic economy. Law is also used as a collective noun for a system of laws or recognized rules or regulations, including not only all special laws, but the principles on which they are based. The Mosaic economy is known also as the Mosaic law, and we speak of the English common law, or the law of nations. Polity (Greek politeia, from polis, a city) signifies the form, constitution, or method of government of a nation, state, church, or other institution; in usage it differs from economy as applying rather to the system, while economy applies especially to method, or to the system as administered; an economy might be termed a polity considered with especial reference to its practical administration, hence commonly with special reference to details or particulars, while polity has more reference to broad principles.

    Synonyms:
    canon, code, command, commandment, decree, economy, edict, enactment, formula, jurisprudence, law, legislation, mandate, order, ordinance, polity, principle, rule, statute

Princeton's WordNet

  1. regulation, ordinancenoun

    an authoritative rule

    Synonyms:
    ordination, regulating, regularization, ordinance, rule, regularisation

    Antonyms:
    nonstandard

  2. rule, regulationnoun

    a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior

    "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation"

    Synonyms:
    rule, convention, normal, regularization, ordinance, principle, regularisation, ruler, prescript, pattern, formula, linguistic rule, regulating, dominion

    Antonyms:
    nonstandard

  3. regulationnoun

    the state of being controlled or governed

    Synonyms:
    regulating, regularization, ordinance, rule, regularisation

    Antonyms:
    nonstandard

  4. regulationnoun

    (embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered

    Synonyms:
    regulating, regularization, ordinance, rule, regularisation

    Antonyms:
    nonstandard

  5. regulation, regularization, regularisationnoun

    the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular

    Synonyms:
    regulating, regularization, ordinance, rule, regularisation

    Antonyms:
    nonstandard

  6. regulation, regulatingadjective

    the act of controlling or directing according to rule

    "fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians"

    Synonyms:
    regulating, regularization, ordinance, rule, regularisation

    Antonyms:
    nonstandard

  7. regulationadjective

    prescribed by or according to regulation

    "regulation army equipment"

    Antonyms:
    nonstandard

Editors Contribution

  1. precept

    regulation is like a rule.

    a rule of order having the force of law, prescribed by a superior or competent authority, relating to the actions of those under the authority's control.

    Submitted by rinat on December 2, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. regulationnoun

    Synonyms:
    adjustment, disposition, disposure, disposal, ordering

  2. regulationnoun

    Synonyms:
    rule, order, law

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How to use regulation in a sentence?

  1. Catherine McGuinness:

    We’re not looking for a bonfire of regulation, we’re not looking for a move away from international standards - absolutely not, we’re not expecting any major deregulation at all.

  2. Dutch Liberal politician Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy:

    When there are companies who are deliberately trying to fool us, we are rewarding them. What kind of message is that to the rest of the world? we are showing that we are rather weak guardians of our European regulation.

  3. Marsha Gerdes:

    These children are themselves at great risk for problems in emotion regulation, attention, impulse control, school performance, as well as (autism spectrum disorder). oftentimes (parents are) more likely to participate in a parenting group if you say, ‘Right here in this location, Thursday night, we are have a parenting group,’ than if you gave them an agency miles away that does the same thing.

  4. Bernie Ecclestone:

    They( the cheaper engines) will probably have more power and use more fuel. It means I suppose that there would be regulation changes, which have already been anticipated for 2017 so there's nothing new.

  5. Robert McCrie:

    It’s unlikely that we would see any sort of federal regulation, there’s just not much of a call for it.

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