Policy

  • (noun): Written contract or certificate of insurance.
    Example: "You should have read the small print on your policy"
    Synonyms: insurance policy, insurance
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on policy:

Irish War Of Independence - Course of The War - Violence Spreads
... So far as the mass of people are concerned, the policy of the day is not active but a passive policy ... Their policy is not so much to attack the Government as to ignore it and to build up a new government by its side ...
Virgin Australia - Controversies
... In May 2006 a controversy arose over Virgin Blue's policy with regard to passengers with disabilities ... Former Chief Executive Brett Godfrey affirmed the policy of the company that passengers who were "unable to look after themselves on board should travel with carers" ... Opportunity Commission, Virgin Blue backed down from this policy, agreeing to limit it to passengers weighing over 130 kg ...
Dean Acheson - Cold War Diplomacy
... Acheson devised the policy and wrote Truman's 1947 request to Congress for aid to Greece and Turkey, a speech which stressed the dangers of ... by George Kennan, who served as the head of Acheson's Policy Planning Staff ... was a dramatic departure from historic American foreign policy goals of avoiding any "entangling alliances." ...
Investment Policy - Policy Drivers
... Investment policy in many nations is tied to immigration policy, either due to a desire to prevent human capital flight by forcing investors to keep local assets in ... A frequent criticism of such joint immigration-investment policy is that they encourage organized crime by providing incentive for money-laundering and safe places for "boss ...
Industrial Policy - Criticism
... The main criticism against industrial policy arises from the concept of government failure ... Industrial policy is seen as harmful as governments lack the required information, capabilities and incentives to successfully determine whether the benefits of ... to electoral or personal incentives can be captured by vested interests, leading to industrial policy would only supporting rent-seeking the political elite, while ...

More definitions of "policy":

  • (noun): A plan of action adopted by an individual or social group.
    Example: "It was a policy of retribution"; "a politician keeps changing his policies"
  • (noun): A line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government.
    Example: "They debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation"

Famous quotes containing the word policy:

    U.S. international and security policy ... has as its primary goal the preservation of what we might call “the Fifth Freedom,” understood crudely but with a fair degree of accuracy as the freedom to rob, to exploit and to dominate, to undertake any course of action to ensure that existing privilege is protected and advanced.
    Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)

    Men must learn now with pity to dispense,
    For policy sits above conscience.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    If matrimony be really beneficial to society, the custom that ... married women alone are allowed any claim to place, is as useful a piece of policy as ever was invented.... The ridicule fixed on the appellation of old maid hath, I doubt not, frightened a very large number into the bonds of wedlock.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)