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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

The promise of America is one immigration policy for all who seek to enter our shores, whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada, there must be one set of rules for everybody. We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior. We cannot look at the Latino community and preach 'one language.' No one gave them an English test before they sent them to Iraq to fight for America.
Al Sharpton

I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
Clint Eastwood

Honesty is the best policy.
Benjamin Franklin

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out.
Ronald Reagan
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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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