Meaning of “regulatory” in the English Dictionary

"regulatory" in American English

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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 official rules 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 official organization that is responsible for checking whether a business is working legally and according to rules or laws:

Any regulatory agency can shut down a project if it does not meet health and safety standards.
Regulatory bodies in Europe are questioning the drug's safety.

(Definition of “regulatory” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)