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[self-reg-yuh-ley-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlfˌrɛg yəˈleɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/
control by oneself or itself, as in an economy, business organization, etc., especially such control as exercised independently of governmental supervision, laws, or the like.
1685-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We had the privilege of self-regulation-academics policing academics.
  • Not all of them are willing to wait for a legal remedy or industry self-regulation.
  • Consumer and privacy groups and some regulators and lawmakers contend self-regulation efforts fall short.
  • Nevertheless, this demonstrates the inefficacy of relying on market self-regulation to avoid excessive risk.
  • For years the profession has insisted that self-regulation and peer review are the right way to maintain standards.
  • self-regulation has failed as miserably as communism, from securities to medicine to consumer safety.
  • As long as credit markets stay impaired, the economy's normal self-regulation cannot fully be relied upon.
  • Look what self-regulation led us to in the banking sector.
  • Well, they police privacy through self-regulation, and by all accounts it works pretty well.
  • Yup, there's a good example of self-regulation by the market.

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