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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Blanket  mortgage  \Blanket  mortgage\  or  policy  \policy\  . 
  One  that  covers  a  group  or  class  of  things  or  properties 
  instead  of  one  or  more  things  mentioned  individually,  as 
  where  a  mortgage  secures  various  debts  as  a  group  or 
  subjects  a  group  or  class  of  different  pieces  of  property  to 
  one  general  lien. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Policy  \Pol"i*cy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Policied};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Policying}.] 
  To  regulate  by  laws;  to  reduce  to  order  [Obs.]  ``Policying 
  of  cities.''  --Bacon. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Policy  \Pol"i*cy\,  n.;  pl  {Policies}.  [L.  politia,  Gr  ?;  cf 
  F.  police,  Of  police.  See  {Police},  n.] 
  1.  Civil  polity.  [Obs.] 
  2.  The  settled  method  by  which  the  government  and  affairs  of 
  a  nation  are  or  may  be  administered;  a  system  of  public 
  or  official  administration,  as  designed  to  promote  the 
  external  or  internal  prosperity  of  a  state. 
  3.  The  method  by  which  any  institution  is  administered; 
  system  of  management;  course. 
  4.  Management  or  administration  based  on  temporal  or  material 
  interest,  rather  than  on  principles  of  equity  or  honor; 
  hence  worldly  wisdom;  dexterity  of  management;  cunning; 
  5.  Prudence  or  wisdom  in  the  management  of  public  and  private 
  affairs;  wisdom;  sagacity;  wit. 
  The  very  policy  of  a  hostess,  finding  his  purse  so 
  far  above  his  clothes,  did  detect  him  --Fuller. 
  6.  Motive;  object;  inducement.  [Obs.] 
  What  policy  have  you  to  bestow  a  benefit  where  it  is 
  counted  an  injury?  --Sir  P. 
  Syn:  See  {Polity}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Policy  \Pol"i*cy\,  n.  [F.  police;  cf  Pr  polissia  Sp 
  p['o]lizia,  It  p['o]lizza;  of  uncertain  origin;  cf  L. 
  pollex  thumb  (as  being  used  in  pressing  the  seal),  in  LL 
  also  seal;  or  cf  LL  politicum  poleticum  polecticum  L. 
  polyptychum  account  book,  register,  fr  Gr  ?  having  many 
  folds  or  leaves;  ?  many  +  ?  fold,  leaf,  from  ?  to  fold;  or 
  cf  LL  apodixa  a  receipt.] 
  1.  A  ticket  or  warrant  for  money  in  the  public  funds. 
  2.  The  writing  or  instrument  in  which  a  contract  of  insurance 
  is  embodied;  an  instrument  in  writing  containing  the  terms 
  and  conditions  on  which  one  party  engages  to  indemnify 
  another  against  loss  arising  from  certain  hazards,  perils, 
  or  risks  to  which  his  person  or  property  may  be  exposed. 
  See  {Insurance}. 
  3.  A  method  of  gambling  by  betting  as  to  what  numbers  will  be 
  drawn  in  a  lottery;  as  to  play  policy. 
  {Interest  policy},  a  policy  that  shows  by  its  form  that  the 
  assured  has  a  real,  substantial  interest  in  the  matter 
  {Open  policy},  one  in  which  the  value  of  the  goods  or 
  property  insured  is  not  mentioned. 
  {Policy  book},  a  book  to  contain  a  record  of  insurance 
  {Policy  holder},  one  to  whom  an  insurance  policy  has  been 
  {Policy  shop},  a  gambling  place  where  one  may  bet  on  the 
  numbers  which  will  be  drawn  in  lotteries. 
  {Valued  policy},  one  in  which  the  value  of  the  goods, 
  property,  or  interest  insured  is  specified. 
  {Wager  policy},  a  policy  that  shows  on  the  face  of  it  that 
  the  contract  it  embodies  is  a  pretended  insurance,  founded 
  on  an  ideal  risk,  where  the  insured  has  no  interest  in 
  anything  insured. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  line  of  argument  rationalizing  the  course  of  action  of  a 
  government;  "they  debated  the  policy  or  impolicy  of  the 
  proposed  legislation" 
  2:  a  plan  of  action  adopted  by  an  individual  or  social  group 
  "it  was  a  policy  of  retribution";  "a  politician  keeps 
  changing  his  policies" 
  3:  written  contract  or  certificate  of  insurance;  "you  should 
  have  read  the  small  print  on  your  policy"  [syn:  {insurance 
  policy},  {insurance}] 

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