policy has definitions from the fields of law,writing,psychology,politics
[ noun ] (psychology,politics) a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government


"they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation"

Used in print

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

Thus , although the agenda of external assistance in the economic sphere are cumulative , and many_of the policies suggested for nations in the earlier stages remain relevant , the basic purpose of American economic_policy during the later stages of development should be to assure that movement into a stage of self-sustaining growth is not prevented by lack of foreign_exchange .

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

There is a marked tendency for religions , once firmly established , to resist change , not_only in their own doctrines and policies and practices , but also in secular affairs having religious relevance .

[ noun ] a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group


"it was a policy of retribution" "a politician keeps changing his policies"

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

The City_Purchasing_Department , the jury said , `` is lacking in experienced clerical personnel as a result of city personnel policies '' .

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

Actually they were helpless to do anything about the nationwide policy .

You would be surprised how many fans purposely stayed away from Bears_Stadium last year because of the television policy .


`` The discontinuity can either be that of war to destruction , or that of diplomatic policy '' .

He feels , therefore , that to seek a discontinuity in the arms policy of the United_States is the least risky path our government can take .

[ noun ] (law,writing) written contract or certificate of insurance


"you should have read the small print on your policy"

Used in print

([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)

Also , beware of open_end policies , especially in the medical field .

(Richard S. Prather, "The Bawdy Beautiful," Cavalier...)

That was the new advertising angle - something about a Lloyd's_of_London policy to insure the secrecy of the secret ingredient .

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