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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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Interest groups against expansion of the new policy model will need to be overcome if further progress is to be made
High profile companies within Bulgaria also shared their experience on the implementation of both systems, as well as their approaches on global risk policy models, BCM best practices within critical infrastructures, and an introduction to ISO 22301:2012 - the new International Standard for BCM.
Data Source: Computer simulation based on the Coronary Heart Disease Policy Model.
Brazil is considered to have the world's first sustainable biofuels economy and is the biofuel industry leader, a policy model for other countries.
David Mowery, University of California at Berkeley and NBER, "Federal Policy and the Development of Semiconductors, Computer Hardware, and Computer Software: A Policy Model for Climate Change R&D?
Why the Policy Model Cannot Provide an Exclusive Guide to Fourth
After an analysis of social welfare policy, its purposes and functions, a unique policy model bolsters the text's overarching progressive narrative.
One head teacher tells us today that he has been able to cut expulsions with a grant to fund a pastoral care unit - surely this is a policy model with more to recommend it than punitive fines.
Kirk's plans to expand Carl's Cafe will remain on hold as long as this health care policy model is in place.
This issue leads off with his Adam Smith lecture, "The Monetary Policy Model," in which he describes the content and implications of rational expectations in monetary policy.
6 Source: Citizens for Tax Justice, using an Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy model
To address this deficiency, Frank Stajano and Ross Anderson, researchers at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, have proposed a new security policy model.