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pol·i·cy1 / ˈpäləsē/ • n. (pl. -cies) a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by a government, party, business, or individual: the administration's controversial economic policies | it is not company policy to dispense with our older workers. ∎ archaic prudent or expedient conduct or action: a course of policy and wisdom. pol·i·cy2 • n. (pl. -cies) 1. a contract of insurance: they took out a joint policy. 2. an illegal lottery or numbers game.

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POLICY

The general principles by which a government is guided in its management of public affairs, or the legislature in its measures. A general term used to describe all contracts of insurance.

As applied to a law, ordinance, orrule of law, the general purpose or tendency considered as directed to the welfare or prosperity of the state or community.

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policy2 in full p. of assurance or insurance document containing an undertaking to pay certain sums for loss of property. XVI (earliest form police). — F. police — It. polizza prob.:— medL. apódissa, -ixa, alt. of L. apodīxis — Gr. apódeixis demonstration, proof.

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policy1 †government, administration XIV; prudence in procedure; course of action deemed expedient XV. — OF. policie (in first sense) — L. polītīa POLITY.

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policy.
1. Improvement or embellishment of an estate or town.

2. Buildings, gardens, etc. on an estate.

3. Enclosed park or demesne land around a country-house.

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