self-regulating (comparative more self-regulating, superlative most self-regulating)
Last modified on 12 August 2012, at 17:19
- Describing something capable of controlling itself.
- The motor was self-regulating, until the governor broke and it suddenly raced out of control.
- Describing an organization or other legal body that establishes standards for itself rather than having them legislated for it by government.
- Lawyers are self-regulating through the bar association, which sets standards and imposes penalties.