policy


policy
pol·i·cy 1 /'pä-lə-sē/ n pl -cies: an overall plan, principle, or guideline; esp: one formulated outside of the judiciary
obligated to consider legislative policy on the matter in their decision
policy 2 n pl -cies: a contract of insurance; also: the written instrument of such a contract

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

policy
I (contract) noun agreement, arrangement, contractual obligation, contractual statement, insurance contract, legal document, mutual agreement, mutual undertaking, obligation, pact, schedule, understanding associated concepts: insurance policy II (plan of action) noun approach, consilium, course, course of action, course of conduct, doctrine, established order, fundamental principles, general guidelines, general principles, governing course of action, governing plan, governing principle, line, line of action, line of conduct, management, manner of proceeding, method, mode of management, party line, plan, plan of campaign, platform, polity, prescribed form, principles, procedure, program, proposal, proposed action, proposition, rule of action, scheme, stratagem, ways associated concepts: public policy III index course, direction (course), platform, polity, practice (procedure), principle (axiom), procedure, process (course), program, rule (guide), scheme, strategy, system

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


policy
n.
(1) The principles that guide the actions of a government, business, or other entity or individual.
(2) A contract of insurance.
(3) A lottery.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


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, or rule of law, the general purpose or tendency considered as directed to the welfare or prosperity of the state or community.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


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, or rule of law, the general purpose or tendency considered as directed to the welfare or prosperity of the state or community.

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  • Policy — Pol i*cy, n. [F. police; cf. Pr. polissia, Sp. p[ o]lizia, It. p[ o]lizza; of uncertain origin; cf. L. pollex thumb (as being used in pressing the seal), in LL. also, seal; or cf. LL. politicum, poleticum, polecticum, L. polyptychum, account book …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • policy — policy1 [päl′ə sē] n. pl. policies [ME policie < OFr < L politia < Gr politeia: see POLICE] 1. a) Obs. government or polity b) Now Rare political wisdom or cunning 2. wise, expedient, or prudent conduct or management …   English World dictionary

  • Policy — Pol i*cy, n.; pl. {Policies}. [L. politia, Gr. ?; cf. F. police, Of. police. See {Police}, n.] 1. Civil polity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. The settled method by which the government and affairs of a nation are, or may be, administered; a system of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • policy — Ⅰ. policy [1] ► NOUN (pl. policies) 1) a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by an organization or individual. 2) archaic prudent or expedient conduct or action. ORIGIN Greek politeia citizenship , from polis city . Ⅱ …   English terms dictionary

  • Policy — Pol i*cy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Policied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Policying}.] To regulate by laws; to reduce to order. [Obs.] Policying of cities. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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