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It is not the hospital's policy to disclose the names of patients.
the government's economic policy
What is the party's policy on immigration?
The company has set out its policies for future mineral development.
a policy of neutrality
Soviet policy towards Afghanistan
The government has undertaken to formulate new anti-racist policies.
The new government is expected to pursue a vigorous environmental policy.
The college will be expanding in line with the government's policy to increase student numbers.
In an apparent reversal of policy, the government agreed to fund the project.
We will make human rights the cornerstone of our foreign policy.
This is the British English definition of policy. View American English definition of policy.
the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrateBuzzWord Article
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