Policy



[pol-uh-see] /ˈpɒl ə si/

noun, plural policies.
1.
a definite course of action adopted for the sake of expediency, facility, etc.:
We have a new company policy.
2.
a course of action adopted and pursued by a government, ruler, political party, etc.:
our nation’s foreign policy.
3.
action or procedure conforming to or considered with reference to prudence or expediency:
It was good policy to consent.
4.
sagacity; shrewdness:
Showing great policy, he pitted his enemies against one another.
5.
Rare. government; polity.
[pol-uh-see] /ˈpɒl ə si/
noun, plural policies.
1.
a document embodying a contract of insurance.
2.
a method of gambling in which bets are made on numbers to be drawn by lottery.
3.
(def 2).
/ˈpɒlɪsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
a plan of action adopted or pursued by an individual, government, party, business, etc
2.
wisdom, prudence, shrewdness, or sagacity
3.
(Scot) (often pl) the improved grounds surrounding a country house
/ˈpɒlɪsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
a document containing a contract of insurance
n.

“way of management,” late 14c., policie, “study or practice of government; good government;” from Old French policie (14c.) “political organization, civil administration,” from Late Latin politia “the state, civil administration,” from Greek politeia “state, administration, government, citizenship,” from polites “citizen,” from polis “city, state” (see polis). Meaning “plan of action, way of management” first recorded c.1400.

“written insurance agreement,” 1560s, from Middle French police “contract, bill of lading” (late 14c.), from Italian polizza “written evidence of a transaction,” from Old Italian poliza, from Medieval Latin apodissa “receipt for money,” from Greek apodexis “proof, declaration,” from apo- “off” + deiknynia “to show,” cognate with Latin dicere “to tell” (see diction).

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    [pol-uh-see-hohl-der] /ˈpɒl ə siˌhoʊl dər/ noun 1. the individual or firm in whose name an insurance is written; an insured. /ˈpɒlɪsɪˌhəʊldə/ noun 1. a person or organization in whose name an insurance policy is registered

  • Policy-loan

    noun, Insurance. 1. a loan made by a life-insurance company to a policyholder with the cash value of the policy serving as security.



  • Policymaker

    [pol-uh-see-mey-ker] /ˈpɒl ə siˌmeɪ kər/ noun 1. a person responsible for making , especially in government.

  • Policymakers

    [pol-uh-see-mey-ker] /ˈpɒl ə siˌmeɪ kər/ noun 1. a person responsible for making , especially in government.



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