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public policy

noun
1.
the fundamental policy on which laws rest, especially policy not yet enunciated in specific rules.
2.
Law. the principle that injury to the public good or public order constitutes a basis for setting aside, or denying effect to, acts or transactions.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85
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  • In the first place, the courts have said that public policy requires the power of the master and officers should be sustained.
  • He says the strength of the new school will be business and its interaction with technology and public policy.
  • Recognising that public policy must aim to influence culture is not the same as suggesting how.
  • Private money and private interests still control too much of public policy.
  • Our entire public policy process is built on the image of people as utility maximizing rational creatures.
  • Many public policy decisions today have a high-tech component.
  • Disinformation is malicious, and is designed to protect and increase industry profits at the expense of sane public policy.
  • She's best known, though, for her work on security and public policy.
  • public policy reforms in the poor countries are therefore not enough.
  • Obviously is a lack of public policy for water and sanitation.

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