- a procedure by which a specified number of voters may propose a statute, constitutional amendment, or ordinance, and compel a popular vote on its adoption.Compare referendum (def. 1).
- the general right or ability to present a new bill or measure, as in a legislature.
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OTHER WORDS FROM initiativein·i·ti·a·tive·ly, adverbself-in·i·ti·a·tive, nounsu·per·in·i·ti·a·tive, nounun·in·i·ti·a·tive, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for initiative
In 2021, we are launching some exciting initiatives in partnership with brands.Xesto is a foot scanning app that simplifies shoe gifting|Natasha Lomas|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
Meanwhile, San Diego Unified’s signature equity initiative to combat learning loss during the pandemic is falling far short of expectations.The Learning Curve: Even With Schools Closed, State of District ‘Unstoppable’|Will Huntsberry|November 19, 2020|Voice of San Diego
It’s a policy that follows similar government initiatives in Australia, France and South Korea.
He wouldn’t be able to get initiatives passed that would be important to her and Beiser’s other constituents.Despite New Removal Process, Beiser Likely to Stay on School Board|Will Huntsberry|November 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Not all of a paper’s output is eligible for these kinds of initiatives.‘Reestablishing our journalistic value’: Publishers make more of their exclusive subscriber content|Max Willens|November 17, 2020|Digiday
British Dictionary definitions for initiative
- the right or power to introduce legislation, etc, in a legislative body
- the procedure by which citizens originate legislation, as in many American states and Switzerland
Derived forms of initiativeinitiatively, adverb
Idioms and Phrases with initiative
see on one's own account (initiative); take the initiative.