Definition of well-regulated in English:

well-regulated

adjective

  • Properly governed or directed; (now) especially strictly controlled by rules or regulations.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Geoffrey Fenton (c1539–1608), translator and administrator in Ireland. From well + regulated.

Pronunciation

well-regulated

/ˌwɛlˈrɛɡjʊleɪtɪd/