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Definition of Initiative

Initiative

  1. Serving to initiate; inceptive; initiatory; introductory; preliminary.
  2. An introductory step or movement; an act which originates or begins.
  3. The right or power to introduce a new measure or course of action, as in legislation; as, the initiative in respect to revenue bills is in the House of Representatives.
  4. The right or procedure by which legislation may be introduced or enacted directly by the people, as in the Swiss Confederation and in many of the States of the United States; -- chiefly used with the. The procedure of the initiative is essentially as follows: Upon the filing of a petition signed by a required number or percentage of qualified voters the desired measure must be submitted to a popular vote, and upon receiving the required majority (commonly a majority of those voting on the measure submitted) it becomes a law. In some States of the United States the initiative is only local; in others it is state-wide and includes the making of constitutional amendments.

Initiative Quotations

Holbrook Jackson Quote
Genius is initiative on fire.
Holbrook Jackson

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?
Tony Robbins

Initiative is doing the right things without being told.
Elbert Hubbard

Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.
Victor Hugo

The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet. The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.
Barack Obama
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Initiative Translations

initiative in French is initiative
initiative in German is Unternehmungsgeist, Initiative
initiative in Latin is orsus
initiative in Spanish is iniciativa

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