Definitions

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  • v. To regulate inadequately.

Etymologies

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under- +‎ regulate

Examples

  • Nonetheless, it's often in Smith's name that we underregulate industry and liberate the rich from the burden of taxation.

    A City's Shining Moment Helps Shape Our Heritag

  • The Science of Liberty notes that Democrats have consistently achieved a better economic growth outcome through that party's commitment to a market system with a social network and a regulatory framework, compared with the GOP's pursuit of policies that underregulate the market and undermine - at least confidence in - the social safety net.

    The Inverse Square Blog

  • "My view is that we should underregulate rather than overregulate so that this sector can take off."

    Signs of the Times

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