verb (used with object), reg·u·lat·ed, reg·u·lat·ing.
- regular verb,
- regular year,
- regulated tenancy,
- regulation t,
- regulation u,
Origin of regulate
Examples from the Web for well-regulated
First, the Second Amendment itself includes a preamble referring to the necessity of a “well-regulated militia.”
Accidents happen even in well-regulated industries that are run by careful, caring human beings.The Most Dangerous Substance in America May Be Fertilizer|Megan McArdle|April 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And remember the 2nd amendment refers to a "well-regulated" militia.
Both of these elements govern a well-regulated household, and both should sway the political destinies of the entire human family.
In a well-regulated State, no doubt, passion is a bore, and this is just the aspect which it takes to a highly regulated woman.Modern Women and What is Said of Them|Anonymous
The neglect of well-supported, well-regulated hospitals, has recoiled on the Spaniards.Gatherings From Spain|Richard Ford
In every town well-stocked and well-regulated markets are held.The World and Its People: Book VII|Anna B. Badlam
Have the Dalbergs no ghost such as is appurtenant to all well-regulated royal families?The Colonel of the Red Huzzars|John Reed Scott
adjective (well regulated when postpositive)
Word Origin for regulate
early 15c., "adjust by rule, control," from Late Latin regulatus, past participle of regulare "to control by rule, direct," from Latin regula "rule" (see regular). Meaning "to govern by restriction" is from 1620s. Related: Regulated; regulating.