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policymaker

[pol-uh-see-mey-ker] /ˈpɒl ə siˌmeɪ kər/
noun
1.
a person responsible for making policy, especially in government.
Origin of policymaker
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50; policy1 + maker
Related forms
policymaking, adjective, noun
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  • The Politburo is the policymaking and decisionmaking branch of the party.

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