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policynoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɒl.ə.si/  us   /ˈpɑː.lə-/

policy noun [C] (PLAN)

B2 a set of ideas or a plan of what to do in particular situations that has been agreed officially by a group of people, a business organization, a government, or a political party: They believe that Europe needs a common foreign and security policy. What is your party's policy on immigration?
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policy noun [C] (DOCUMENT)

C1 a document showing an agreement you have made with an insurance company: You should check your policy to see if you're covered for flood damage.
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Translations of “policy”
in Arabic سياسة, خُطّة…
in Korean 정책…
in Malaysian dasar…
in French politique…
in Turkish siyaset, politika, tutum…
in Italian politica, strategia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 計劃, 政策,方針,策略…
in Russian политика, страховой полис…
in Polish polityka, polisa…
in Vietnamese chính sách…
in Spanish política…
in Portuguese política…
in Thai นโยบาย…
in German die Politik…
in Catalan política…
in Japanese 方針, 政策, ポリシー…
in Indonesian kebijaksanaan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 计划, 政策,方针,策略…
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