–noun, plural -cies.
- a definite course of action adopted for the sake of expediency, facility, etc.: We have a new company policy.
- a course of action adopted and pursued by a government, ruler, political party, etc.: our nation's foreign policy.
- action or procedure conforming to or considered with reference to prudence or expediency: It was good policy to consent.
- sagacity; shrewdness: Showing great policy, he pitted his enemies against one another.
- Rare. government; polity.