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Definition of regulation:

  1. A rule or order prescribed for management or government; prescription; a regulating principle; a governing direction; precept; law; as, the regulations of a society or a school.
  2. The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated.

Synonyms:

rule, direction, morals, governing, ordination, systematization, regimentation, surveillance, regularization, edict, running, standard, management, custom, standards, formula, moderation, oversight, command, demarcation, prescript, jurisprudence, reconciliation, linguistic rule, normal, constriction, dictate, handling, arrangement, etiquette, prescription, practice, classification, superintendency, supervision, regularisation, containment, operation, organization, adjustment, ethics, reorganization, mandate, governance, administration, dominion, headship, standardization, manners, charge, trick or treat, bylaw, conscience, law, economy, limitation, freeze, ground rule, the proprieties, intendance, ordinance, institution, government, superintendence, convention, precept, rubric, presidency, ruler, reg, statute, decree, canon, local color, guidance, legacy, code, settlement, principle, disposition, regulating, pattern, commandment, curtailment, restriction, marginalization, tradition, institute, care, control, stewardship, legislation, polity, order, mores, enactment.

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