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Policy meaning

policy - 12 dictionary results

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

policy - examples of usage

  1. On their arrival they found the werowance absent, whether by chance or by policy. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. In the meantime, policy, as well as inclination, urged his making friends with this eager little savage maiden. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. Therefore he realized that the President had some policy in putting such a question to him thus in public. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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