public policy

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of public policy

: government policies that affect the whole population
  • a study of public policy

Word by Word Definitions

public play
  1. : exposed to general view : open

  2. : well-known, prominent

  3. : perceptible, material

  1. : a place accessible or visible to the public

  2. : the people as a whole : populace

  3. : a group of people having common interests or characteristics

policy play
  1. : prudence or wisdom in the management of affairs

  2. : management or procedure based primarily on material interest

  3. : a definite course or method of action selected from among alternatives and in light of given conditions to guide and determine present and future decisions

  1. : a writing whereby a contract of insurance is made

  2. : a daily lottery in which participants bet that certain numbers will be drawn from a lottery wheel

  3. : number


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