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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The basic policy or set of policies forming the foundation of public laws, especially such policy not yet formally enunciated.

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  • n. The set of policies (laws, plans, actions, behaviors) of a government; plans and methods of action that govern that society; a system of laws, courses of action, and priorities directing a government action.

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