POLYAS Election Glossary

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A regulation is a legal norm issued by the governing or administrative (executive) body. A regulation always requires the appropriate issuing power in parliamentary decided law. The Parliament can therefore grant executives the freedom to make certain decision independently.

Regulations such as bylaws and administrative regulations are found under formal law in the hierarchy of norms. 

See also: Legal Norm, Law, Bylaws

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