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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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A poll taken late last month by the Centre for Policy Alternatives, a public policy group, showed that 67 per cent of eligible voters in Jaffna were either undecided or refused to say for whom they would vote.
Glassman, a journalist, launched a dot-com--Tech Central Station--that looks, walks, and quacks like a public policy group but in fact is chiefly an influence-peddling mouthpiece for its corporate sponsors.
California, anchor of the Left Coast, received some props late last week from an unlikely source, a Right Coast-based public policy group.
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Yet even with those factors, the Third Way, a Democratic public policy group, has found that "there remains a gap that cannot be attributed to observable factors" and argued that even if factors like occupation or time in the office help explain the gap, better, equalizing government policies - mandated paid maternity leave, or increased child-care options - can help close it.
This one-woman brain trust is retiring Tuesday after almost three decades of leading The Research Bureau, a public policy group founded in 1985.
Texas could, according to a report commissioned by Texas Impact, an interfaith public policy group, spend $15 billion over the next 10 years and pull down $100 billion in federal funds as a result.
In recent years the FDA has been repeatedly attacked for approving allegedly defective therapies, but this survey shows that the real threat to public health is that the FDA's approval process is already too long," claims Sam Kazman, general counsel of the CEI, which identifies itself as a nonprofit public policy group.
In 1999, Fortune magazine ranked NRLC as the 8th most effective public policy group in Washington.
The report, entitled ``From Newcomers to New Americans: The Successful Integration of Immigrants into American Society,'' was published by the National Immigration Forum, a public policy group that advocates generous immigration policies and fair treatment of immigrants.
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NEW ORLEANS -- This city's struggle to recover from Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding is being tracked by the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based research and public policy group.

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