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- policy: English has two distinct and completely unrelated words policy. The one meaning ‘plan of action’  comes via Old French policie from Latin polītīa ‘civil administration’, source also of English police and the now archaic polity . This in turn came from Greek polīteíā, a derivative of pólis ‘city’ (source of English politics).
But the insurance policy  comes via French police ‘document’ and Provençal polissa from medieval Latin apodissa, an alteration of Latin apodīxis ‘proof, demonstration’, which in turn was acquired from Greek apódeixis, a compound noun derived ultimately from the verb deiknúnai ‘show’.
=> politics; diction
- policy (n.1)
- "way of management," late 14c., policie, "study or practice of government; good government;" from Old French policie (14c.) "political organization, civil administration," from Late Latin politia "the state, civil administration," from Greek politeia "state, administration, government, citizenship," from polites "citizen," from polis "city, state" (see polis). Meaning "plan of action, way of management" first recorded c. 1400.
- policy (n.2)
- "written insurance agreement," 1560s, from Middle French police "contract, bill of lading" (late 14c.), from Italian polizza "written evidence of a transaction," from Old Italian poliza, from Medieval Latin apodissa "receipt for money," from Greek apodexis "proof, declaration," from apo- "off" + deiknynia "to show," cognate with Latin dicere "to tell" (see diction).
- 1. It was not the policy of the government to repatriate genuine refugees.
- 2. The White House quickly announced that the policy is under review.
- 3. Responsibility and moderation were to be the keynotes of their foreign policy.
- 4. Keeping inflation low is the keystone of their economic policy.
- 5. He renewed his attack on government policy towards Europe.
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