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initiative in Law topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinitiativei‧ni‧tia‧tive /ɪˈnɪʃətɪv/ ●●○ W3 AWL noun 🔊 🔊 1 decisions [uncountable]INDEPENDENT PERSON the ability to make decisions and take action without waiting for someone to tell you what to do 🔊 I wish my son would show more initiative. 🔊 Don’t keep asking me for advice. Use your initiative. 🔊 Lt. Carlos was not obeying orders. He acted on his own initiative (=he was not told what to do).2 plan [countable]PLAN an important new plan or process to achieve a particular aim or to solve a particular problem 🔊 a government initiative to help exporters 🔊 an education initiativeinitiative for 🔊 a new initiative for peace in the Middle Eastsee thesaurus at plan3 the initiative4 law [countable] lawSCL a process by which ordinary citizens can officially suggest a change in the law by signing a petition
Examples from the Corpus
acted on ... own initiativeIt was nearly always organised by a government, although some torturers acted on their own initiatives.