impolicy


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impolicy

(ɪmˈpɒlɪsɪ)
n, pl -cies
the act or an instance of being injudicious or impolitic
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To say nothing of the needless severity of this act, its impolicy was glaringly obvious.
This alone demonstrates the impolicy of inserting a fundamental provision in the Constitution which would make the State systems a standard for the national government in the article under consideration, and the danger of encumbering the government with any constitutional provisions the propriety of which is not indisputable.
at 340 ("In other words, we are asked to read into the act by way of judicial legislation an exception that is not placed there by the lawmaking branch of the Government, and this is to be done upon the theory that the impolicy of such legislation is so clear that it cannot be supposed Congress intended the natural import of the language it used.
The impolicy of admitting foreigners to an immediate and unreserved participation in the right of suffrage, or in the sovereignty of a Republic, is as much a received axiom as any thing in the science of politics, and is verified by the experience of all ages.
It has a work hour unpolicy, a vacation impolicy and an expense unpolicy.
Lord Sheffield, in reply to his observations on the Corn Laws; shewing the impolicy of the present Bill, and suggesting a measure calculated to promote the general interest, London 1815, 27p.
When Adam Smith spoke of "the laws of usury" in The Wealth of Nations (1776), he was talking about setting the interest rate; and in 1787, Jeremy Bentham answered him in Defence of Usury: Shewing the Impolicy of the Present Legal Restraints on the Terms of Pecuniary Bargains.
London: Thomas Davison, Whitefrairs, 1824), also The Warehousing System: Extracts from Various Publications and Documents Relating to the Warehousing of Goods in the Port of London and the Out-Ports; with Observations upon the Impolicy and Injustice of Extending the Privilege to In-Land Towns or Up-Town Warehouses (London: W.
A] state court cannot refuse to enforce the right arising from the law of the United States because of conceptions of impolicy or want of wisdom on the part of Congress in having called into play its lawful powers.
There are many reasons which suggest the inexpediency and the impolicy of creating a class of vessels for which no one is in any way responsible.
22) Now she borrowed works that urged the offence against Christianity of slavery as an institution, and that demonstrated its injustice and impolicy.