policy


policy
policy
There are two separate words with this spelling: (1) meaning ‘a course or principle of action’ derived ultimately from the Greek word polis ‘city’, and (2) meaning ‘a contract of insurance’ derived ultimately from the Greek word apodeixis ‘evidence, proof’.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Policy — Pol i*cy, n. [F. police; cf. Pr. polissia, Sp. p[ o]lizia, It. p[ o]lizza; of uncertain origin; cf. L. pollex thumb (as being used in pressing the seal), in LL. also, seal; or cf. LL. politicum, poleticum, polecticum, L. polyptychum, account book …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Policy — Pol i*cy, n.; pl. {Policies}. [L. politia, Gr. ?; cf. F. police, Of. police. See {Police}, n.] 1. Civil polity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. The settled method by which the government and affairs of a nation are, or may be, administered; a system of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Policy — Pol i*cy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Policied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Policying}.] To regulate by laws; to reduce to order. [Obs.] Policying of cities. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Policy — This article is about policies in general. For government policy, see Public policy. For other uses, see Policy (disambiguation). A policy is typically described as a principle or rule to guide decisions and achieve rational outcome(s). The term… …   Wikipedia

  • Policy of 3 — Infobox musical artist Name = Policy of 3 Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Birth name = Alias = Born = Died = Origin = New Jersey, USA Instrument = Voice type = Genre = Emo Hardcore punk Occupation = Years active =… …   Wikipedia

  • policy — I. noun (plural cies) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English policie government, policy, from Middle French police, policie more at police Date: 15th century 1. a. prudence or wisdom in the management of affairs b. management or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Policy analysis — can be defined as determining which of various alternative policies will most achieve a given set of goals in light of the relations between the policies and the goals [Nagel, Stuart S. (Ed.), 1999, Policy Analysis Methods. New Science Publishers …   Wikipedia

  • Policy-based design — Policy based design, also known as policy based class design or policy based programming, is a computer programming paradigm based on an idiom for C++ known as policies. It has been described as a compile time variant of the strategy pattern, and …   Wikipedia

  • Policy appliances — are technical control and logging mechanisms to enforce or reconcile policy rules (information use rules) and to ensure accountability in information systems. [The use of policy appliances in this context was first described in K. A. Taipale,… …   Wikipedia

  • Policy Exchange — is a British think tank based in London. The Daily Telegraph has described it as the largest, but also the most influential think tank on the right . [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/10/02/nosplit/nlist102.xml The… …   Wikipedia

  • Policy Network — is a London based centre left international think tank. It is leading platform for long term strategic thinking, policymaking and international best practice, influencing policy debates in the UK, Europe and internationally. Its President is… …   Wikipedia


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