What does the word regulation mean?

Usage examples for regulation

  1. They were free in reference to the colonists, and were subject to the same laws for the regulation of service. – The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2) by John West
  2. The Emperor adopted my advice without hesitation, and in 1811 the regulation produced a revenue of upwards of 60, 000, 000 francs in Hamburg alone. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  3. I didn't have to- being off the squad- but I've kept every regulation since. – Interference and Other Football Stories by Harold M. Sherman