of or relating to the control or direction of an activity by a set of rules, laws, etc.:The Coast Guard is to be commended for this current regulatory effort, as their proposed restriction addresses many concerns of the seafaring community.
of or relating to the adjustment of a device, system, or organic function so as to meet a standard or the requirements of good operation:Earth's climate is a highly complex system with its own regulatory mechanisms.
- Sometimes reg·u·la·tive [reg-yuh-ley-tiv, -yuh-luh-tiv] /ˈrɛg yəˌleɪ tɪv, -yə lə tɪv/ .
- an·ti·reg·u·la·to·ry, adjective
- non·reg·u·la·to·ry, adjective
- un·reg·u·la·to·ry, adjective
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How to use regulatory in a sentence
Energy- and water-efficient appliances are among the few products that are well regulated by the federal government.Trying to shop sustainably? Here’s what you need to consider. | Sarah Kaplan | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Seclusion does not include times when a student chooses to take a break from class to calm down or go to a sensory room, a space with equipment and tools to help students regulate their emotions.National Ban on School Use of Seclusion and Restraint of Students Introduced in Congress | by Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica and Jennifer Smith Richards, Chicago Tribune | November 19, 2020 | ProPublica
With the guidance and support from mentors and the power of Mother Nature, the children learn how to cope with stress, regulate their behavior, and make positive life choices.
He ruled that Northam has the authority to regulate crowd sizes during the pandemic and that the restrictions would not prevent the gun show from going forward if its organizers abide by them.Virginia gun show canceled after judge orders organizers to adhere to state coronavirus crowd limits | Antonio Olivo | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
She did note, though, that more regulatory clarity for non-bank financial companies is a goal of Coinbase’s, as it is currently regulated, much like SoFi was, by a patchwork of agencies.The cashless economy: How fintech is approaching the future of finance | McKenna Moore | November 19, 2020 | Fortune
It has nothing to do with the regulatory job he is nominated for.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton | Eleanor Clift | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
He could order the Justice Department to begin the necessary regulatory work.
And now Portland, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are all suing Uber for refusing to play by their old regulatory playbooks.Why Do ‘Progressives’ Want to Ban Uber and AirBnB? | Adam Thierer, Christopher Koopman | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This would, of course, require some moderation of regulatory standards, particularly in reference to climate change.Legal but Still Poor: The Economic Consequences of Amnesty | Joel Kotkin | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They would fight against any potential amnesty, for tax and regulatory reform, he said.
The need for additional resource/use plans and regulatory programs is recognized by the National Park Service.Humpback Whales in Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska | United States Department of Commerce, Marine Mammal Commission
And the dictum that the judiciary can grant no relief from an unjust exercise of this regulatory power by the legislature.
That the exercise of such regulatory power belongs to the legislature, and not to the judiciary.
The railway interests were too strong in Congress to permit the enactment of any drastic regulatory laws.
Appeals to the State and Federal regulatory commissions for increased rates were generally vetoed pretty promptly.Our Railroads To-Morrow | Edward Hungerford