public policy


noun

the fundamental policy on which laws rest, especially policy not yet enunciated in specific rules.
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.

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Origin of public policy

First recorded in 1775–85
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