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policy

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1 a way of acting or proceeding
  • it's always been my policy not to spread rumors

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2 the ability to make intelligent decisions especially in everyday matters
  • you should have exercised greater policy in your online relationships and not divulged so much personal information

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The first known use of policy was in the 15th century

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“Policy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/policy. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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