regulation
reg·u·la·tion n
1: the act of regulating or state of being regulated
2: an authoritative rule; specif: a rule or order issued by a government agency and often having the force of law see also administrative procedure act in the important laws section
◇ An agency is often delegated the power to issue regulations by the legislation that created it. Regulations must be made in accordance with prescribed procedures, such as those set out in the federal or a state Administrative Procedure Act. Federal regulations are first published in the Federal Register and later codified in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

regulation
I (management) noun adjustment, administrate, administration, arrangement, conduct, coordination, disposal, disposition, economy, government, guidance, handling, lawmaking, moderation, organization, regimentation, steerage, superintendence, supervision, systematization II (rule) noun act, bylaw, canon, code, command, commandment, decree, dictate, direction, directive, discipline, edict, enactment, injunction, instruction, iussum, law, legislation, mandate, measure, order, ordinance, praeceptum, precept, prescript, prescription, regimen, statute associated concepts: municipal regulation, reasonable regulation, zoning regulation III index act (enactment), administration, boiler plate, bureaucracy, bylaw, canon, check (bar), codification, condition (contingent provision), constitution, control (supervision), criterion, custody (supervision), dictate, direction (guidance), direction (order), discipline (training), disposition (final arrangement), edict, enactment, familiar (customary), fiat, government (administration), instruction (direction), law, management (supervision), mandate, measure, moderation, ordinance, ordinary, precept, prescription (directive), principle (axiom), quota, requirement, restriction, rubric (authoritative rule), rule (legal dictate), statute, supervision, supremacy, writ

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


regulation
n.
A rule created and enforced by an authority; a rule created by a government agency to carry out the requirements of a law; the act of regulating.
adj.
regulatory

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


regulation
1. a form of Act of the European Union that has general application. A regulation, unlike a decision, applies to more than an identifiable or defined limited number of persons. It is binding in its entirety, unlike a directive, which simply sets out the aim to be achieved. It is directly applicable (See direct applicability) and does not require to be subsequently enacted in a member state. It can also have direct effect. Much of the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy is done in this way, and regulations are frequently very detailed, dealing with technical matters.
2. a form of delegated legislation in the UK.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


regulation
A rule, adopted under authority granted by a statute, issued by a municipal, county, state, or federal agency. Although not laws, they have the force of law and often include penalties for violations. Regulations are not generally published in the books that contain state statutes or federal laws, but often must be obtained from the agency. To adopt a regulation, an agency usually drafts the rule, publishes it in governmental journals intended to give public notice, holds hearings, and then adopts a final, revised regulatrion.The process is best known to industries and groups concerned with the subject matter. Federal regulations are adopted under the procedure set out in the federal Administrative Procedure Act (APA) states usually follow similar procedures.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

regulation
A legal instrument of the European Community adopted by the European Council, European Parliament, or the European Commission. A regulation has direct effect in member states simultaneously with no need for any implementing legislation. Regulations can be relied on by individuals in national courts.
Related terms
+ European Union
A legal instrument of the European Union (EU) adopted by the European Council, European Parliament, or the European Commission. A regulation has direct effect in EU member states simultaneously with no need for any implementing legislation. Regulations can be relied on by individuals in national courts.
For further details, see Practice note, Statutory interpretation and EU law.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


regulation
n. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


regulation
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.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


regulation
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.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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