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pol•i•cy1(ˈpɒl ə si)
n., pl. -cies.
pol•i•cy2(ˈpɒl ə si)
n., pl. -cies.
policy- Meaning "insurance document," it is from a French word meaning "certificate, contract," from an earlier Latin word meaning "a receipt or security for money paid."
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The noun politics is usually used to refer to the methods by which people get, keep, and use power in a country or society.
When politics is used like this, you can use either a singular or plural form of a verb with it. It is more common to use a singular form.
Politics can refer to a particular set of beliefs about how countries should be governed or power should be used. When you use politics like this, you use a plural form of a verb with it.
Politics can also refer to the study of the ways in which countries are governed, and of the ways in which people get and use power. When you use politics like this, you must use a singular form of a verb with it.
There is no noun 'politic'. To refer to a course of action or plan that has been agreed upon by a government or political party, use policy.
Don't use 'politic' as an adjective to mean 'relating to politics'. Use political.
|Noun||1.||policy - a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group; "it was a policy of retribution"; "a politician keeps changing his policies"|
activism - a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal
beggar-my-neighbor policy, beggar-my-neighbor strategy, beggar-my-neighbour policy, beggar-my-neighbour strategy - a policy of promoting oneself at the expense of others; used especially of national policy; "the United States has pursued a beggar-my-neighbor policy"
plan of action - a plan for actively doing something
centralism - the political policy of concentrating power in a central organization
containment - a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate peacefully; "containment of communist expansion was a central principle of United States' foreign policy from 1947 to the 1975"
moderationism - the policy of being moderate or acting with moderation
obscurantism - a policy of opposition to enlightenment or the spread of knowledge
Thatcherism - (England) the political policy of Margaret Thatcher
ultramontanism - (Roman Catholic Church) the policy that the absolute authority of the church should be vested in the pope
|2.||policy - a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government; "they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation"|
line of reasoning, logical argument, argumentation, argument, line - a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow your line of reasoning"
clericalism - a policy of supporting the influence and power of the clergy in secular or political matters
plank - an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party
economic policy - a government policy for maintaining economic growth and tax revenues
social policy - a policy of for dealing with social issues
party line - the policy of a political group; "He won in a vote along party lines"
foreign policy - a policy governing international relations
zero-tolerance policy - any policy that allows no exception; "a zero-tolerance policy toward pedophile priests"
Zionism - a policy for establishing and developing a national homeland for Jews in Palestine
|3.||policy - written contract or certificate of insurance; "you should have read the small print on your policy"|
contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
it's a matter of policy → es cuestión de política
that's not my policy → ése no es mi sistema
to change one's policy → cambiar de táctica
it is a good/bad policy → es buena/mala táctica
it would be contrary to public policy to do this → iría en contra del interés nacional hacer esto
policy2 [ˈpɒlɪsɪ] N (also insurance policy) → póliza f
to take out a policy → sacar una póliza, hacerse un seguro
it is our policy to do that → fa parte della nostra prassi or politica fare questo
to follow a policy of → seguire una politica di
the government's policies → la politica del governo
foreign policy → politica estera
it's a matter of policy → è una questione di principio
it would be good/bad policy to do that → sarebbe una buona/cattiva politica fare questo
policy2 [ˈpɒlɪsɪ] n (also insurance policy) → polizza (d'assicurazione)
to take out a policy → fare or stipulare un'assicurazione