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The general principles by which a government is guided in its management of public affairs, or the legislature in its measures. A general term used to describe all contracts of insurance.

As applied to a law, ordinance, or Rule of Law, the general purpose or tendency considered as directed to the welfare or prosperity of the state or community.


(Contract), noun agreement, arrangement, contractual obligation, contractual statement, insurance contract, legal document, mutual agreement, mutual underraking, obligation, pact, schedule, understanding
Associated concepts: insurance policy


(Plan of action), noun approach, consilium, course, course of action, course of conduct, doctrine, essablished order, fundamental principles, general guidelines, general principles, governing course of action, governing plan, governing principle, line, line of action, line of connuct, management, manner of proceeding, method, mode of management, party line, plan, plan of campaign, polity, prescribed form, principles, procedure, proposal, proposed action, proposition, rule of accion, scheme, stratagem, ways
Associated concepts: public policy
See also: course, direction, guide, platform, polity, practice, principle, procedure, process, program, rule, scheme, strategy, system

POLICY, PUBLIC. By public policy is meant that which the law encourages for the promotion of the public good.
     2. That which is against public policy is generally unlawful. For example, to restrain an individual from marrying, or from engaging in business, when the restraint is general, in the first case, to all persons, and, in the second, to all trades, business, or occupations. But if the restraint be only partial, as that Titius shall not marry Moevia, or that Caius shall not engage in a particular trade in a particular town or, place, the restraint is not against public policy,, and therefore valid. 1 Story, Eq. Jur. Sec. 274. See Newl. Contr. 472.

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In view of development of cooperation and partnership between government institutions and civil society in Albania, TACSO Albania Office in cooperation with Albanian Government and EU Delegation to Albania will organize a consultation on finalizing the Road Map for Albanian Government Policy towards more enabling environment for civil society development.
NDIA's Government Policy Department works to ensure a viable defense industrial base, adequate defense budget, acquisition reform, and promotion of business opportunities.
The banking firm cited the recent development in which the Indian government lost a key coalition partner following rapid reforms in government policy last week.
Speaking from Rio, where he is attending an environmental summit, he indicated that Mr Gove stood no chance of making his reform plans government policy without the support of his Lib Dem colleagues.
In Wales, TAN 8 is an important element of Government policy that must be considered by the IPC.
Stung by the controversy triggered by Ramesh's criticism of the home ministry on foreign soil, senior Congress general secretary and AICC media department chairperson Janardan Dwivedi said no member of the council of ministers shall speak on government policy, about other ministries and relations with other countries in public.
Talking to PTV, he terms a governments step in which Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani laying foundation stone of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed bridge in Nishtar Gard area, Rahim Yar Khan on Saturday (today) is the part of the government policy to improve the infrastructural facilities in the country and to the long standing demand of people of southern Punjab.
Under previous government policy, gas from all major reserves was appropriated for exports.
The Post Office Network Change Programme is the direct result of Labour Government policy in London.
It's pressure in Parliament over the last few weeks led by Plaid Cymru and the SNP that forced the hand of the Government to make statements expressing the shift in the sands of Government policy in Iraq,' says Mr Price, omitting the fact that Government policy on Iraq has shifted not one iota in the past few weeks.
All federally-authorized and constituted advisory boards/committees/task forces/study groups have to abide by the openness in government policy.
In his letter, Mr Luff said: "My constituents were told that Government policy was to resurface the M5 with a low-noise surface in the vicinity of their homes.

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