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self-regulated

[self-reg-yuh-ley-tid, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈrɛg yəˌleɪ tɪd, ˈsɛlf-/
adjective
1.
governed or controlled from within; self-regulating.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • He believed that regulation would only impede these markets, and that they should continue to be self-regulated.
  • The former would operated in a strongly regulated market, the latter in a more self-regulated one.

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