Meaning of POLICY in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ pɒlɪsi ]

( policies)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


A policy is a set of ideas or plans that is used as a basis for making decisions, especially in politics, economics, or business.

...plans which include changes in foreign policy and economic reforms.

...the UN’s policy-making body.



An official organization’s policy on a particular issue or towards a country is their attitude and actions regarding that issue or country.

...the government’s policy on repatriation.

...the corporation’s policy of forbidding building on common land.

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An insurance policy is a document which shows the agreement that you have made with an insurance company. ( BUSINESS )

You are advised to read the small print of household and motor insurance policies.

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