Associations to the word «Policy»


POLICY, noun. (obsolete) The art of governance; political science. [14th–18th c.]
POLICY, noun. (obsolete) A state; a polity. [14th–16th c.]
POLICY, noun. (obsolete) A set political system; civil administration. [15th–19th c.]
POLICY, noun. (obsolete) A trick; a stratagem. [15th–19th c.]
POLICY, noun. A principle of behaviour, conduct etc. thought to be desirable or necessary, especially as formally expressed by a government or other authoritative body. [from 15th c.]
POLICY, noun. Wise or advantageous conduct; prudence, formerly also with connotations of craftiness. [from 15th c.]
POLICY, noun. (now) (rare) Specifically, political shrewdness or (formerly) cunning; statecraft. [from 15th c.]
POLICY, noun. (Scotland) (now) (chiefly in the plural) The grounds of a large country house. [from 18th c.]
POLICY, noun. (obsolete) Motive; object; inducement.
POLICY, verb. (transitive) To regulate by laws; to reduce to order.
POLICY, noun. A contract of insurance
POLICY, noun. (obsolete) An illegal daily lottery in late nineteenth and early twentieth century USA on numbers drawn from a lottery wheel (no plural)
POLICY, noun. A number pool lottery
POLICY ECONOMY, noun. Aspect of the economy that encompasses the economic scale and implications of policy formulation and implementation.
POLICY INSTITUTE, noun. An organization (typically a non-profit think tank) that conducts original research on issues, makes governmental policy recommendations based on its findings, and disseminates its work to the appropriate audiences.
POLICY MAKER, noun. One involved in the formulation of policies.
POLICY MAKERS, noun. Plural of policy maker
POLICY MIX, noun. (economics) the combination of fiscal and monetary policies, especially their perceived relative importance
POLICY SHOP, noun. (obsolete) (US) A gambling place where one may bet on the numbers which will be drawn in lotteries.
POLICY SHOPS, noun. Plural of policy shop
POLICY WONK, noun. (politics) (government) A person who studies or develops strategies and policies, especially one who has a keen interest in and aptitude for technical details.
POLICY WONKS, noun. Plural of policy wonk

Dictionary definition

POLICY, noun. A plan of action adopted by an individual or social group; "it was a policy of retribution"; "a politician keeps changing his policies".
POLICY, noun. A line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government; "they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation".
POLICY, noun. Written contract or certificate of insurance; "you should have read the small print on your policy".

Wise words

In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.