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self-regulation

[self-reg-yuh-ley-shuh n, self-]
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  1. 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.

Origin of self-regulation

First recorded in 1685–95
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