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Definition of Policy

Policy

  1. 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.
  2. Civil polity.
  3. 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.
  4. The method by which any institution is administered; system of management; course.
  5. 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.
  6. Prudence or wisdom in the management of public and private affairs; wisdom; sagacity; wit.
  7. Motive; object; inducement.
  8. To regulate by laws; to reduce to order.
  9. A ticket or warrant for money in the public funds.
  10. 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.
  11. A method of gambling by betting as to what numbers will be drawn in a lottery; as, to play policy.

Policy Quotations

Governments will always play a huge part in solving big problems. They set public policy and are uniquely able to provide the resources to make sure solutions reach everyone who needs them. They also fund basic research, which is a crucial component of the innovation that improves life for everyone.
Bill Gates

It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
Jerome K. Jerome

Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers.
Zack Wamp

The trite saying that honesty is the best policy has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy.
Robert E. Lee

The partisanship surrounding space exploration and the retrenching of U.S. space policy are part of a more general trend: the decline of science in the United States. As its interest in science wanes, the country loses ground to the rest of the industrialized world in every measure of technological proficiency.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Policy Translations

policy in Afrikaans is beleid
policy in Danish is politik
policy in Dutch is polis
policy in French is politique
policy in German is Taktik {f}, Anstand {m}, Anstand {m}
policy in Italian is politica
policy in Swedish is politik
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