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English noun: policy

1. policy (cognition) a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group

SamplesIt was a policy of retribution.
A politician keeps changing his policies.

Broader (hypernym)plan of action

Narrower (hyponym)activism, beggar-my-neighbor policy, beggar-my-neighbor strategy, beggar-my-neighbour policy, beggar-my-neighbour strategy, centralism, containment, moderationism, obscurantism, Thatcherism, ultramontanism

2. policy (communication) a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government

SamplesThey debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation.

Broader (hypernym)argument, argumentation, line, line of reasoning, logical argument

Narrower (hyponym)clericalism, economic policy, foreign policy, party line, plank, social policy, zero-tolerance policy, Zionism

3. policy (communication) written contract or certificate of insurance

SamplesYou should have read the small print on your policy.

Synonymsinsurance, insurance policy

Broader (hypernym)contract

Narrower (hyponym)floater, floating policy

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