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Definitions of policy

  1. To regulate by laws; to reduce to order. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. In Scotland, pleasure-grounds round a mansion. See Police. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. written contract or certificate of insurance; "you should have read the small print on your policy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Civil polity. 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. A ticket or warrant for money in the public funds. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. A method of gambling by betting as to what numbers will be drawn in a lottery; as, to play policy. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Art or system of governing or conduct; prudence; a contract of insurance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Prudence; sagacity; finesse; artifice. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A course or plan of action, as of a government. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A written contract of insurance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.

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Usage examples for policy

  1. That was this Nation's policy in the 1830's and that is this Nation's policy in the 1960's. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  2. It wasn't a question of policy – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss
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