Bylaw vs Regulation - What's the difference?

bylaw | regulation |


As nouns the difference between bylaw and regulation

is that bylaw is a local custom or law of a settlement or district while regulation is (uncountable)   the act of regulating or the condition of being regulated.

As an adjective regulation is

in conformity with applicable rules and regulations.

bylaw

English

Alternative forms

* byrlaw (obsolete) * by-law, bye-law, byelaw

Noun

(en noun)
  • A local custom or law of a settlement or district.
  • A rule made by a local authority to regulate its own affairs.
  • A law or rule governing the internal affairs of an organization (e.g., corporation or business).
  • See also

    * bylaw officer

    regulation

    Noun

  • (uncountable)   The act of regulating or the condition of being regulated.
  • (countable)   A law or administrative rule, issued by an organization, used to guide or prescribe the conduct of members of that organization.
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  • , author=George Monbiot, authorlink=George Monbiot , title=Money just makes the rich suffer , volume=188, issue=23, page=19 , magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) citation , passage=In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. […]  The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining the ultra-wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised.}}
  • * Army regulations state a soldier AWOL over 30 days is a deserter.
  • (European Union law) A form of legislative act which is self-effecting, and requires no further intervention by the Member States to become law.
  • (lb) Mechanism controlling DNA transcription.
  • (lb) Physiological process which consists in maintaining homoeostasis.
  • Adjective

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  • In conformity with applicable rules and regulations.
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