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Definitions and Synonyms of policy | Another word for policy | What is policy?

Definition 1: a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where policy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a policy of retribution
  • a politician keeps changing his policies

(policy is a kind of ...) a plan for actively doing something

(... is a kind of policy ) a policy of taking direct action to achieve a political or social goal

(... is a kind of policy ) a policy of promoting oneself at the expense of others; used especially of national policy

"the United States has pursued a beggar-my-neighbor policy"

(... is a kind of policy ) the political policy of concentrating power in a central organization

(... is a kind of policy ) a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate peacefully

"containment of communist expansion was a central principle of United States' foreign policy from 1947 to the 1975"

(... is a kind of policy ) the policy of being moderate or acting with moderation

(... is a kind of policy ) a policy of opposition to enlightenment or the spread of knowledge

(... is a kind of policy ) (England) the political policy of Margaret Thatcher

(... is a kind of policy ) (Roman Catholic Church) the policy that the absolute authority of the church should be vested in the pope

Definition 2: a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where policy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation

(policy is a kind of ...) a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning

"I can't follow your line of reasoning"

(... is a kind of policy ) a policy of supporting the influence and power of the clergy in secular or political matters

(... is a kind of policy ) an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party

(... is a kind of policy ) a government policy for maintaining economic growth and tax revenues

(... is a kind of policy ) a policy of for dealing with social issues

(... is a kind of policy ) the policy of a political group

"He won in a vote along party lines"

(... is a kind of policy ) a policy governing international relations

(... is a kind of policy ) any policy that allows no exception

"a zero-tolerance policy toward pedophile priests"

(... is a kind of policy ) a policy for establishing and developing a national homeland for Jews in Palestine

Definition 3: written contract or certificate of insurance - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where policy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you should have read the small print on your policy

Synonyms for policy in the sense of this definition

(policy is a kind of ...) a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

(... is a kind of policy ) an insurance policy covering loss of movable property (e.g. jewelry) regardless of its location

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