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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

I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
Abraham Lincoln

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
Mark Twain

Honesty is the best policy.
Benjamin Franklin

All of us knows, not what is expedient, not what is going to make us popular, not what the policy is, or the company policy - but in truth each of us knows what is the right thing to do. And that's how I am guided.
Maya Angelou

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Thomas Jefferson
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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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