Definition of regulatory in English:

regulatory

adjective

  • Serving or intended to regulate something:

    ‘the existing legal and regulatory framework’
    ‘regulatory enzymes’
    • ‘First, regulatory and legislative bodies in any developing country will rarely change on their own.’
    • ‘Industry advertising is already controlled through legal or regulatory agency initiatives.’
    • ‘Most state legislation for nurse practitioners sets up the state board of nursing as their regulatory body.’
    • ‘The regulatory agencies and local bodies seem to be turning a blind eye to the problem.’
    • ‘There are no plans for the proposed new regulatory authority to regulate these firms.’
    • ‘Do we really want a regulatory body to dictate which parenting styles are acceptable?’
    • ‘They were also required to deal with eight separate bodies that dealt with regulatory issues.’
    • ‘It is not a regulatory body but an advocacy group that is about 100 members strong.’
    • ‘The regulatory bodies cover most professionals who work in health care including nurses.’
    • ‘A nursery school has to be registered with the Government regulatory bodies and is inspected every year.’
    • ‘I challenged them by formally complaining to their regulatory body in this country and got nowhere.’
    • ‘The regulatory bodies are concerned with public protection and the public interest.’
    • ‘We cannot expect order to exist for a long time in a market without a regulatory framework.’
    • ‘A failure to comply with decisions of the regulatory body was clearly conduct unbefitting a solicitor.’
    • ‘The regulatory bodies for the health professions should be run by councils that are primarily appointed.’
    • ‘Parliament not only creates the regulatory framework, but is also the enforcer of obligations.’
    • ‘In the same year, a regulatory authority for telecoms and post was also established.’
    • ‘The government on its part is putting in place the regulatory frameworks for the gas industry.’
    • ‘The regulatory body should consider which of three categories the drug being considered falls into.’
    • ‘As such, some regulatory controls will be retained on the companies, although others will be relaxed.’
    managerial, management, directorial, directing, executive, organizational, controlling, governmental, supervisory, regulatory
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Pronunciation:

regulatory

/ˈrɛɡjʊlət(ə)ri/