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Definitions of policy

  1. written contract or certificate of insurance; "you should have read the small print on your policy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government; "they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group; "it was a policy of retribution"; "a politician keeps changing his policies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. One that covers a group or class of things or properties instead of one or more things mentioned individually, as where a mortgage secures various debts as a group, or subjects a group or class of different pieces of property to one general lien. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Civil polity. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The settled method by which the government and affairs of a nation are, or may be, administered; a system of public or official administration, as designed to promote the external or internal prosperity of a state. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The method by which any institution is administered; system of management; course. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Management or administration based on temporal or material interest, rather than on principles of equity or honor; hence, worldly wisdom; dexterity of management; cunning; stratagem. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Prudence or wisdom in the management of public and private affairs; wisdom; sagacity; wit. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Motive; object; inducement. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To regulate by laws; to reduce to order. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A ticket or warrant for money in the public funds. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The writing or instrument in which a contract of insurance is embodied; an instrument in writing containing the terms and conditions on which one party engages to indemnify another against loss arising from certain hazards, perils, or risks to which his person or property may be exposed. See Insurance. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A method of gambling by betting as to what numbers will be drawn in a lottery; as, to play policy. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions. Medical Dictionary DB
  16. The art or method of government; management of public affairs; course of conduct or action; action based on advantage rather than on right; prudence; cunning; a document containing a contract of insurance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. The contract made by an insurance company with the insured to pay a definite amount of money in the case of a certain event-accident, sickness, death, or maturation of the policy-on condition that the insured pays to the company an agreed sum yearly or at other stated periods. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  18. The art or manner of governing a nation: a system of official administration: dexterity of management: prudence: cunning: in Scotland, the pleasure-grounds around a mansion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. A warrant for money in the public funds: a writing containing a contract of insurance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Art or system of governing or conduct; prudence; a contract of insurance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. Prudence; sagacity; finesse; artifice. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A course or plan of action, as of a government. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A written contract of insurance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. In Scotland, pleasure-grounds round a mansion. See Police. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. Art or manner of governing a nation; the system of state administration; management adopted and pursued by a government; system of regulative measures; prudence, wisdom, cunning, or dexterity of management. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. A warrant for money in the public funds; a writing or instrument by which a contract or indemnity is effected. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. The art or manner of conducting public affairs professed by a party in the state; prudence or wisdom in rulers or individuals in the management of affairs; dexterity or art in management; in Scot., extensive pleasure grounds around a mansion-hose, originally the tract or district within which authority was exercised. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. A written contract by which a corporate body, or other persons, engage to pay a certain sum on certain contingencies, as in the vent of death or in the case of ifre, on the condition of receiving a fixed sum or percentage on the amount of the risk, or certain annual payments. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. The general principles by which a government is guided in its management of public affairs, or the legislature in its measures. This term, as applied to a law, ordinance, or rule of law, denotes its general purpose or tendency considered as directed to the POLICY thelawdictionary.org
  30. pol'i-si, n. the art or manner of regulating or guiding conduct: the method and forms according to which the government and business of a country are carried on: a system of administration guided more by interest than by principle: dexterity of management: prudence: cunning: in Scotland, (esp. in pl.) the pleasure-grounds around a mansion. [O. Fr. policie (Fr. police)--L. politia--Gr. politeia.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. pol'i-si, n. a warrant for money in the funds: a writing containing a contract of insurance: a kind of gambling by betting on the numbers to be drawn in a lottery.--n. POL'ICY-HOLD'ER, one who holds a policy or contract of insurance. [Fr. police, a policy--L. polyptychum, a register--Gr. polyptychon--polys, many, ptyx, ptychos, fold.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  32. Political sagacity; statecraft; prudent conduct, sagacity; craftiness; course of action adopted by government, party, &c.; (Scotch) park round country seat &c.; Court of P., legislative council in British Guiana. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. (In full, p. of assurance, insurance p.) document containing contract of assurance or insurance, [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. (Naut.) The written contract of insurance against sea-risks. Interest P., where the insurer has an assignable, Wager P., where he has no substantial, interest in the thing insured. Open P., where the amount of interest is not specified, but has to be ascertained in case of a loss. Valued P., where the goods or ship is insured for a specific amount. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  35. Applied to life insurances, this word is said to be a corr. of the G., or tablet folded into many leaves, used when the Diptych was too small. It is found in the transitional forms puleticum and pollegium. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  36. n. [French, Latin] The general scheme or system of measures by which the government and affairs of a nation are administered—usually classified as foreign policy, or the relations and dealings of the government with regard to foreign powers; domestic policy, or measures relating to the just administration of law and the well-being of the nation; and commercial policy, or measures relating to the agriculture, manufactures, trade, commerce, and revenue of the nation;—a line of procedure or scheme of measures put forth by a party or its leaders as a common ground of action;—dexterity in managing public affairs or in leading a party;—prudence or wisdom in the conduct of one's private affairs or relations;—stratagem; cunning. Cabinet Dictionary
  37. n. [Spanish] A ticket or warrant for money in the public funds;—the writing or instrument in which a contract of insurance is embodied;—pl. The grounds about a gentleman's seat or mansion. Cabinet Dictionary

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