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Reply #112: Sorry, 18th Cent. "well-regulated" means in good working order. [View All]

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FudaFuda Donating Member (425 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 09:13 AM
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112. Sorry, 18th Cent. "well-regulated" means in good working order.
Edited on Thu Feb-26-09 09:14 AM by FudaFuda
Well-regulated mind, well-regulated hospital, well-regulated clock, well-regulated militia. "well-regulated' was a common idiom in the 18th and 19th centuries, which has fallen into disuse in modern usage. But its usage had nothing to do with government 'regulation' in the modern sense.
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