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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.

 

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