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(1) A group of rules that determines the work procedures of state bodies, institutions, and organizations. An example would be the General Regulations for State Collegia (1720), included in the Petrine Regulations.
(2) Procedures for conducting sittings, meetings, conferences, sessions, and congresses of representative bodies. An example would be the regulations governing joint and separate sessions of the chambers of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.
(3) The name of certain acts adopted by international congresses and conferences. An example would be the Vienna Regulations of 1815.
(4) A code of rules, permanent or temporary, that governs the internal organization and activity of a chamber or a unicameral legislative body and that also governs the legal status of a deputy. Rules are passed by chambers in accordance with principles and other prescriptions that are contained in constitutions, constitutional laws, and organic laws. Therefore, rules can only be repealed by agencies that carry out constitutional supervision. Special committees that monitor the observance of regulations are usually formed in governmental chambers.