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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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While the literature has shown that there is a variety of pathways that researchers can take to impact policy and that there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach or magic bullet that guarantees success (Gold 2009), our symposium focused on providing concrete strategies that academic researchers could apply directly with policy makers.
Do policy makers truly understand the role of science and technology in development?
Abandalogic's sister organisation Havastab (trademark pending) therefore advises Policy Maker, not just because it likes the name; not just because it doesn't think anything else in this field could have finished closer than fourth in last year's Japan Cup; not just because last time out Policy Maker finished in front of the other seriously considered contender, Bago, on a lefthanded course like Newbury; but because, at around 40-1 on the exchanges, Policy Maker, possessor of what may be the best recent form, is available at a truly ridiculous price.
Policy Maker is a coordinated system of enterprise desktop management extensions to Microsoft's Group Policy technology.
All Policy Maker products, including Policy Maker(TM) Registry Extension are fully integrated with Microsoft's Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), including backup, restore, import, copy, editing and reporting.
In what was a rather typical French Group race, the field dawdled along until the false straight, when Peslier injected some pace, and the order remained the same throughout, Policy Maker winning with plenty in hand.
By allowing each individual policy setting or groups of settings to be targeted to the appropriate situation at run-time as well as providing the option to generate settings and filters with script, Policy Maker significantly reduces the complexity of implementing Group Policy-based solutions.
According to Policy Maker Product Manager Kevin Sullivan, "It's not a surprise that Policy Maker is really taking off at this point.
Profile Maker provides a migration and coexistence path for companies moving to the Policy Maker line of Group Policy-based management products.
Policy Maker Software Update leverages the proven architecture and common features of AutoProf's Policy Maker Professional, which provides powerful yet efficient Group Policy-based management of Active Directory desktops.
Policy makers must weigh the cost of a carbon tax "solution" against a changing understanding of the "problem.