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English definition of “self-regulation”

self-regulation

noun [U] uk   /ˌself.reɡ.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/ us  
making certain yourself that you or your employees act according to the rules, rather than having this done by other people: They favour the self-regulation of the industry, and strict codes of conduct have already been issued by the Advertising Association.
self-regulating
adjective uk   /ˌselfˈreɡ.jʊ.leɪ.tɪŋ/ us    /-t̬ɪŋ/ (also self-regulatory)
a self-regulating body/organization
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