A policy is a guideline or a rule. Governments, businesses, schools, and even individual people have policies.

  • Our school policy in regards to bullying is zero tolerance.
  • It’s not our policy to ignore bullying.
  • It’s the policy of the city council to allow citizens to speak at public meetings.
  • Policies addressing racial discrimination help to reduce injustice and unfairness.
  • Policies and procedures are listed on websites.
  • A link to the privacy policy is found on each page of this website.
  • Privacy policies have become increasingly important for users of the internet and mobile technology.
  • Many people working in government today have very little experience in foreign policy.
  • The current U.S. government’s policy on environmental regulation reverses the policies enacted by the Obama administration.

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 U.S. policy towards climate change has changed in the last two years.

The word "policy" is also used for agreements with insurance companies.

  • I renewed the insurance policy for my car.
  • People who work for insurance companies sell insurance policies.
  • A life insurance policy will pay money to the family of someone who dies prematurely (early).

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December 7, 2018