public policy

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  1. the fundamental policy on which laws rest, especially policy not yet enunciated in specific rules.
  2. Law. the principle that injury to the public good or public order constitutes a basis for setting aside, or denying effect to, acts or transactions.

Origin of public policy

First recorded in 1775–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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