adjective(well regulated when postpositive)
  1. (of a business, military outfit, routine, etc) controlled or supervised to conform to rules, regulations, tradition, etc: a well-regulated militia

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How to use well-regulated in a sentence

  • “First assure me that all other plantations are as well regulated as your own,” replied Mr Berecroft.

    Newton Forster | Captain Frederick Marryat
  • The incubator should be run for a day or two so that the current may be well regulated before placing the eggs in the tray.

  • It has already been explained that the dwarfing of the tree depends in a certain way on its well-regulated starvation.

    Dwarf Fruit Trees | F. A. Waugh
  • Now in all old and well regulated stables there is one horse of exceptional renown for endurance.

    Sevenoaks | J. G. Holland
  • I have yet to see the first proof in man or woman, that well-regulated activity of the brain injures the health.

    The Education of American Girls | Anna Callender Brackett