(social welfare) (in Britain) the letting of a dwelling by a nonresident private landlord, usually at a registered fair rent, from which the landlord cannot evict the tenant without a possession order from a court Compare assured tenancy
noun 1. a law, rule, or other order prescribed by authority, especially to regulate conduct. 2. the act of regulating or the state of being regulated. 3. Machinery. the percentage difference in some quantity related to the operation of an apparatus or machine, as the voltage output of a transformer or the speed of a […]
noun 1. (in the U.S.) a federal law governing the amount of credit that may be advanced by brokers and dealers to customers for the purchase of securities on margin.
noun 1. (in the U.S.) a federal law governing the amount of credit that may be advanced by a bank for the purchase of listed securities.
verb (used with object), regulated, regulating. 1. to control or direct by a rule, principle, method, etc.: to regulate household expenses. 2. to adjust to some standard or requirement, as amount, degree, etc.: to regulate the temperature. 3. to adjust so as to ensure accuracy of operation: to regulate a watch. 4. to put in […]