regulation

Definition

A rule designed to control the conduct of those to whom it applies. Regulations are official rules, and have to be followed.

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Only after arriving at the office did Tom realize that his shirt, shoes and tie were not regulation clothing and he would have to go home and change

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You should always know all rules and regulations before you try to make any business deal in a new country.

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Republicans say that government regulation of business is a great way of slowing the economic growth of the county. They prefer a conservative hands-off approach of government.

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