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POLICY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does policy mean? 

POLICY (noun)
  The noun POLICY has 3 senses:

1. a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government
2. a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group
3. written contract or certificate of insurance

  Familiarity information: POLICY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


POLICY (noun)


Sense 1policy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation

Hypernyms ("policy" is a kind of...):

argumentation; line; line of reasoning; logical argument (the methodical process of logical reasoning)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "policy"):

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

plank (an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party)

economic policy (a government policy for maintaining economic growth and tax revenues)

social policy (a policy of for dealing with social issues)

party line (the policy of a political group)

foreign policy (a policy governing international relations)

zero-tolerance policy (any policy that allows no exception)

Zionism (a policy for establishing and developing a national homeland for Jews in Palestine)


Sense 2policy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A plan of action adopted by an individual or social group

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("policy" is a kind of...):

plan of action (a plan for actively doing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "policy"):

activism (a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal)

beggar-my-neighbor policy; beggar-my-neighbor strategy; beggar-my-neighbour policy; beggar-my-neighbour strategy (a policy of promoting oneself at the expense of others; used especially of national policy)

centralism (the political policy of concentrating power in a central organization)

containment (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)

moderationism (the policy of being moderate or acting with moderation)

obscurantism (a policy of opposition to enlightenment or the spread of knowledge)

Thatcherism ((England) the political policy of Margaret Thatcher)

ultramontanism ((Roman Catholic Church) the policy that the absolute authority of the church should be vested in the pope)


Sense 3policy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Written contract or certificate of insurance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

insurance policy; insurance; policy

Context example:

you should have read the small print on your policy

Hypernyms ("policy" is a kind of...):

contract (a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "policy"):

floater; floating policy (an insurance policy covering loss of movable property (e.g. jewelry) regardless of its location)


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