|1.||[ noun ] (psychology,politics) a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government|
"they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation"
|Related terms:||argumentation foreign_policy economic_policy Zionism clericalism nativism social_policy party_line zero-tolerance_policy plank|
|2.||[ noun ] a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group|
"it was a policy of retribution" "a politician keeps changing his policies"
|Related terms:||plan_of_action activism ultramontanism beggar-my-neighbor_policy thatcherism containment centralism obscurantism|
|3.||[ noun ] (law,writing) written contract or certificate of insurance|
"you should have read the small print on your policy"
|Related terms:||contract floater|