What does the word policy mean?

Usage examples for policy

  1. This character, in a great measure, marked his whole policy. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  2. But he had no idea that it had been barred in the interest of public policy to keep what the stablemen regarded as a mad dog from running at large. – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  3. This is called an open policy. – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles