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normative (adj.)

"establishing or setting up a norm or standard which ought to be followed," 1880, perhaps from French normatif, from Latin norma "rule" (see normal).

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Definitions of normative from WordNet

normative (adj.)
relating to or dealing with norms;
normative samples
normative discipline
normative (adj.)
pertaining to giving directives or rules;
Synonyms: prescriptive
From wordnet.princeton.edu