Meaning of “unregulated” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “unregulated” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unregulated" in American English

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unregulatedadjective

us /ʌnˈreɡ·jəˌleɪ·t̬ɪd/

not controlled, esp. by laws, police, or a government department:

Campaign finance reform is designed to prevent large, unregulated contributions to politicians.

(Definition of “unregulated” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unregulated" in Business English

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unregulatedadjective

uk /ʌnˈreɡjʊleɪtɪd/ us /-ṱɪd/ LAW

used to describe a type of business or activity that is not controlled and directed by rules or laws:

Credit counseling has become a big and largely unregulated business in recent years.
an unregulated industry/market/monopoly A dozen firms currently operate in this completely unregulated market.

(Definition of “unregulated” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)