regulatory agency

  

Definition

Government body formed or mandated under the terms of a legislative act (statute) to ensure compliance with the provisions of the act, and in carrying out its purpose. Also called regulatory authority or regulatory body.

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  • In class, I learned about a lot of different things, like the regulatory agency and their practices, which did not interest me at all.

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  • If you know that a regulatory agency will be visiting your workplace soon you must be sure to be fully prepared for it.

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  • The woman who worked at the regulatory agency of the small town decided whether local news stations were conforming to standards of journalistic integrity.

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