Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Absence of regulation.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

non- +‎ regulation

Examples

  • Mass.) has said a primary cause of the crisis was not so much deregulation, but "nonregulation," meaning that federal officials didn't enforce rules already on the books.

    Ten Questions for Those Fixing the Financial Mess

  • In one arm an overfilled bag of bottles, in the other a laundry bag filled with dirty socks and nonregulation boxer shorts imprinted with pirate skulls or polka dots, I headed downstairs praying neither bag split apart.

    Paradise General

  • I have been informed that it was not you who added nonregulation materials to your campfire.

    THE EXILE OF GIGI LANE

  • He affected a brimmed uniform hat with the grommets removed—strictly nonregulation—and was prone to dribble tobacco on himself when rolling a cigarette.

    Whirlwind

  • The whole deregulation/nonregulation of these companies is the problem…and the GOP was in charge of all that. jackie Chino Hills, CA

    Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 9/17/08

  • Because if we don't regulate, what happens, as we can clearly see, is that these execs and these companies will take advantage of nonregulation.

    CNN Transcript Oct 7, 2008

  • She has what we've affectionately started calling 'nonregulation Newfy ears.'

    Newfoundland Photo Collage

  • She eyed the man's nonregulation hair with curiosity, hair currently getting a finger comb from an amorous lady copilot who wasn't overly concerned about public displays of affection.

    Strategic Engagement

  • Muttering some nonregulation language of his own, Kirk headed for the turbolift.

    The Edge of the Sword

  • Kirk could not hear the words, but he was certain that they were nonregulation.

    The Edge of the Sword

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.