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A regulation is a law issued by a governmental or private executive body which has been empowered to do so under parliamentary or congressional legislation.The legislature therefore grants executives the freedom to make certain decisions independently.

Executive governmental regulations, such as local government or municipal regulations, are also known as 'secondary legislation' or 'delegated legislation'. 

An example of non-governmental regulations include bylaws of cooperatives and associations.

See also: Executive Branch, Legislature, Law

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