Legal Definition and Related Resources of Regulate

Meaning of Regulate

To fix, establish or control ; to adjust by rule, method or established mold; to direct by rule or restrictions; to subject to governing principles or law. Yellow Cab Corp. of Passaic and Clifton v City council of City of Passaic, 308 A.2d 60, 124 N.J.Super. 570. In the constitutional context, the power vested in Congress to regulate commerce is to prescribe the rules by which commerce shall be governed, by which it shall be conducted to determine how far it shall be free and untrammeled, how far it shall be subject to duties and order exactions and how far it shall be prohibited. See Gloucester Fer.ry Co. v Pennsylvania, 114 U.S. 196, 5 S.Ct. 826, 29 L.Ed. 158.

Regulate Alternative Definition

To direct, govern, or restrict. A governmental power to regulate does not include a power to prohibit. 39 N. J. Law, 44; 70 Mich. 396.

Synonyms of Regulate

(Adjust), verb

  • administrare
  • allocate
  • arrange
  • balance
  • coordinate
  • correct
  • dispose
  • level
  • make right
  • make uniform
  • methodize
  • moderate
  • modulate
  • normalize
  • order
  • organize
  • put in order
  • rectify
  • reduce to method
  • regularize
  • remedy
  • render accordant
  • restore equilibrium
  • set right
  • square
  • standardize
  • straighten out
  • systematize
  • temper

(Manage), verb

  • administer
  • conduct
  • control
  • determine
  • direct
  • discipline
  • govern
  • guide
  • handle
  • have authority over
  • have charge of
  • head
  • lead
  • order
  • oversee
  • police
  • preside over
  • rule
  • steer
  • superintend
  • supervise Associated Concepts: regulate commerce
  • regulated by law

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Meaning of Regulate in Political Science

A very basic notion of Regulate related to the United States’election law is provided here: To control or direct



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