from The Century Dictionary.
- Tending or serving to regulate one's self or itself.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Tending or serving to regulate one's self or itself.
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It works, but is it not the theory of a man whose will is weak, as we say, or whose sympathetic nature has been developed at the expense of his self-regulative?
Only so will he become completely autonomous, self-regulative.
Progress in personal development requires the individual to pass from objective heterocratic to subjective autocratic or self-regulative ethical life.
The reaction is now of the circular type and the process has become self-regulative, though constantly reinforced by the recurring sound (which has become a part of the limiting sensation of the rhythmic movement cycle).
It will thus be seen that respiration is a sort of self-regulative process, the movements being in proportion to the needs of the body.
From the Boston Port Bill to Jay's Treaty was therefore a period of transition from entire colonial dependence, under complete regulation of all commercial intercourse by the mother country, to that of national commercial power, self-regulative and efficient, through the adoption of the Constitution.