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"regulatory" in British English

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regulatoryadjective

uk   /ˌreɡ.jʊˈleɪ.tər.i/  us   /ˈreɡ.jʊ.lə.tɔːr-/ formal
controlling: a regulatory body/​organization
(Definition of regulatory from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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regulatoryadjective

 us   /ˈreɡ·jə·ləˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/
of or ​relating to a ​person or ​organization whose ​job is to ​control an ​activity or ​process or to the regulations themselves: a regulatory ​agency federal regulatory ​standards
(Definition of regulatory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"regulatory" in Business English

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regulatoryadjective

uk   /ˈreɡjələtəri/  us   /ˈreɡjələtɔri/ GOVERNMENT, LAW
relating to the ​activity of ​checking whether a ​business is ​working according to ​officialrules or ​laws: regulatory ​control/​powers It is ​time to ​develop a new regulatory ​framework to ensure the ​safety of ​investors. The ​deal is ​subject to regulatory ​approval.
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regulatory agency/authority/body [C] an ​officialorganization that is ​responsible for ​checking whether a ​business is ​workinglegally and according to ​rules or ​laws: Any regulatory ​agency can ​shut down a ​project if it does not ​meethealth and ​safetystandards. Regulatory bodies in ​Europe are ​questioning the drug's ​safety.
(Definition of regulatory from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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