Meaning of “policy” in the English Dictionary

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policynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpɒl.ə.si/ us /ˈpɑː.lə.si/

(Definition of “policy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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policynoun [ C ]

us /ˈpɑl·ɪ·si/

policy noun [ C ] (PLAN)

a set of ideas or a plan for action followed by a business, a government, a political party, or a group of people:

The White House said there will be no change in policy.

policy noun [ C ] (DOCUMENT)

a document showing an agreement you have made with an insurance company:

a life-insurance policy

(Definition of “policy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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policynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpɒləsi/ us plural policies

[ C or U ] GOVERNMENT, POLITICS, MANAGEMENT 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:

The government has finally announced its policy on the regulation of the financial services industry.
The oil markets are affected by economic policy.
The company policy is that most workers should retire at 60.
formulate/develop/implement a policy The company has now implemented its policy of Quality Control.
change of policy This move represents a change of policy on the part of the Board.

[ C ] also insurance policy INSURANCE an agreement with an insurance company that it will provide insurance for you against particular risks, or the document showing this:

You should check your policy to see if you're covered for flood damage.
Make sure to keep your policy document in a safe place.

(Definition of “policy” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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Moreover, an adequate contribution from different economic sectors, broken down into industrial, household and agricultural sectors, must ensure that this policy is implemented.
We will also be looking at this from the perspective of social and employment policy, and will be applying a number of tests.
As you can see, the main policies that are concerned in this food crisis and can help resolve it are agricultural policy, development policy and trade policy.
We need, at the end of the day, to ensure that we end up with a sensible, balanced policy of real improvements at a reasonable cost.
Our policy is to encourage the recruitment of women to administrative posts in order to create a reserve of suitable candidates for future promotion to managerial positions.
The anti-discrimination policy is a good example.
We will be looking at the extent to which we can create an equilateral policy triangle combining economic policy, employment policy and social policy.
I believe that the principle of relative stability is a fundamental legal principle of the common fisheries policy and a proposal to subvert it would be legally inadmissible.
Macro-economic policy, employment policy and social policy all affect each other and this is why they should be brought more closely together.
Common security will prevail only if each state regains full sovereignty in the management of its borders and its migration policy.