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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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The Cleveland-based public policy group sent a letter to lawmakers warning them of the potential pitfalls of legislation (HB 414).
In addition to the tour, Mitch Peele with the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation Public Policy group, and Ron Galvin, executive vice president of the North Carolina Association of Nurserymen, gave presentations on how the ornamental industry has a significant economic impact on the state's economy.
WASHINGTON -- While a slew of states have made great strides in preparing students for college, the proportion of Americans attending college hasn't increased, according to a recent report from a public policy group that focuses on higher education.
WASHINGTON -- A recently formed lobbying and public policy group is hoping to overcome the influence of the Cuban exile community on US policy toward Cuba.
An Schwartz, a policy analyst at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), a public policy group, says that the court's decision has implications for free speech internationally.
The study, conceived and funded primarily by the Greater Des Moines Community Foundation and the United Way of Central Iowa, was conducted by the State Public Policy Group, Inc.
This is the civil rights issue of the 21st century," says Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Center for Media Education, a public policy group based in Washington.
We have worked with Drew over the years in his role at Ogilvy and are pleased to have an executive with such extensive experience lead our government relations and public policy group," said John B.
14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It is no accident that the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the rise of ISIS, and more cyber-attacks from China have followed Edward Snowden's defection to Russia through China," says Cliff Kincaid, president of the public policy group America's Survival, Inc.
Texas Lyceum is a nonprofit public policy group with annual polls on state issues.
Vos will lead a team that includes: former Ambassador Jean De Ruyt, who served as Belgium's permanent representative to the European Union; Lisa Peets, a partner and practitioner in the firm's EU public policy group, Wim van Velzen, who served as a member of the European Parliament and was the vice-president of the EPP Group; and Paul Adamson, a senior figure in European public affairs.

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