There are 2 definitions of policy in English:

policy1

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɒlɪsi
 
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noun (plural policies)

1A course or principle of action adopted or proposed by an organization or individual: the government’s controversial economic policies [mass noun]: it is not company policy to dispense with our older workers
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  • Its real failure was that it adopted the policies that you now propose for the SEP.
  • The Commissioners meet once a week to develop and adopt proposals on new policies and legislation.
  • As a whole this group has failed to propose an active policy for the working class.
Synonyms
plans, strategy, proposed action, blueprint, approach, scheme, stratagem, programme, schedule, code, system, guidelines, intentions, notions, theory, line, position, stance, attitudepractice, custom, procedure, wont, way, tack, routine, matter of course, style, pattern, convention, mode, rule
1.1 [mass noun] archaic Prudent or expedient conduct or action: a course of policy and wisdom

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French policie 'civil administration', via Latin from Greek politeia 'citizenship', from politēs 'citizen', from polis 'city'.

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There are 2 definitions of policy in English:

policy2

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɒlɪsi
 
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noun (plural policies)

A contract of insurance: they took out a joint policy
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  • It must also be borne in mind that the insurer was aware of the terms of the dredging contract when the policy was issued.
  • If the driver was covered by a policy of insurance there would usually be no need for such an action.
  • You can buy policies from your mortgage provider, bank, and an insurance broker.

Origin

mid 16th century: from French police 'bill of lading, contract of insurance', from Provençal poliss(i)a, probably from medieval Latin apodissa, apodixa, based on Greek apodeixis 'evidence, proof', from apodeiknunai 'demonstrate, show'.

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