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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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