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- v. Present participle of regulate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act indicated by the verb regulate.
- n. Specifically In railroading, the work in the yard of making up trains, storing cars, etc.; drilling or switching.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of controlling or directing according to rule
Sorry, no etymologies found.
He goes on to explain how, with Federal spending not revenue constrained, the first function of taxation is to regulate the value of the dollar, which we know as regulating inflation.
-- Just as bad as poorly regulating is over-zealously regulating the wrong people, in which case you are not spending your time where you should be.
In proposing the ban, it joins municipalities across the nation in regulating leaf blower noise.
A TRUE conservative wants to reduce the Federal governments role in regulating our personal lives as much as possible.
If government can't do their job in regulating private industry, why should I trust that they can take over and manage the same services that they failed to regulate?
Where the society has a “compelling, subordinating interest” in regulating population size, the right of the individual may be curtailed.
Here they are Liberal - an ideology with similar views on civil liberties and personal freedom issues but now supporting a much stronger role for government in regulating and manipulating the private economy and providing public support for the economically and socially disadvantaged, though still stopping well short of full socialism.
"Do you mean to tell me that you do not believe in regulating these various outrageous exercises of power?"
No one has said to me, 'You know, Rich, you guys went too far in regulating Wall Street.'
Except that it was the private sector combined with your neglect in regulating it that ultimately put us in the crapper.