VS.

Policy vs. Procedure

Published:

Policynoun

(obsolete) The art of governance; political science.

Procedurenoun

A particular method for performing a task.

Policynoun

(obsolete) A state; a polity.

Procedurenoun

A series of small tasks or steps taken to accomplish an end.

Policynoun

(obsolete) A set political system; civil administration.

Procedurenoun

(uncountable) The set of established forms or methods of an organized body for accomplishing a certain task or tasks.

‘Ensure that you follow procedure when accessing customers' personal information.’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Policynoun

(obsolete) A trick; a stratagem.

Procedurenoun

The steps taken in an action or other legal proceeding.

Policynoun

A principle of behaviour, conduct etc. thought to be desirable or necessary, especially as formally expressed by a government or other authoritative body.

‘The Communist Party has a policy of returning power to the workers.’;

Procedurenoun

(obsolete) That which results; issue; product.

Policynoun

Wise or advantageous conduct; prudence, formerly also with connotations of craftiness.

Procedurenoun

(computing) A subroutine or function coded to perform a specific task.

ADVERTISEMENT

Policynoun

Specifically, political shrewdness or (formerly) cunning; statecraft.

Procedurenoun

(medicine) A surgical operation.

Policynoun

The grounds of a large country house.

Procedurenoun

The act or manner of proceeding or moving forward; progress; process; operation; conduct.

Policynoun

(obsolete) Motive; object; inducement.

Procedurenoun

A step taken; an act performed; a proceeding; the steps taken in an action or other legal proceeding.

ADVERTISEMENT

Policynoun

(law)

Procedurenoun

That which results; issue; product.

Policynoun

A contract of insurance.

Procedurenoun

a particular course of action intended to achieve a result;

‘the procedure of obtaining a driver's license’; ‘it was a process of trial and error’;

Policynoun

A document containing or certifying this contract.

‘Your insurance policy covers fire and theft only.’;

Procedurenoun

a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work;

‘the operations in building a house’; ‘certain machine tool operations’;

Policynoun

(obsolete) An illegal daily lottery in late nineteenth and early twentieth century USA on numbers drawn from a lottery wheel (no plural)

Procedurenoun

a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

Policynoun

A number pool lottery

Procedurenoun

a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings

Policyverb

(transitive) To regulate by laws; to reduce to order.

Procedurenoun

an established or official way of doing something

‘the police are now reviewing procedures’; ‘parliamentary procedure’;

Policynoun

Civil polity.

Procedurenoun

a series of actions conducted in a certain order or manner

‘the standard procedure for informing new employees about conditions of work’;

Policynoun

The settled method by which the government and affairs of a nation are, or may be, administered; a system of public or official administration, as designed to promote the external or internal prosperity of a state.

Procedurenoun

a surgical operation

‘the procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic’;

Policynoun

The method by which any institution is administered; system of management; course.

Procedurenoun

another term for subroutine

Policynoun

Management or administration based on temporal or material interest, rather than on principles of equity or honor; hence, worldly wisdom; dexterity of management; cunning; stratagem.

Policynoun

Prudence or wisdom in the management of public and private affairs; wisdom; sagacity; wit.

‘The very policy of a hostess, finding his purse so far above his clothes, did detect him.’;

Policynoun

Motive; object; inducement.

‘What policy have you to bestow a benefit where it is counted an injury?’;

Policynoun

A ticket or warrant for money in the public funds.

Policynoun

The writing or instrument in which a contract of insurance is embodied; an instrument in writing containing the terms and conditions on which one party engages to indemnify another against loss arising from certain hazards, perils, or risks to which his person or property may be exposed. See Insurance.

Policynoun

A method of gambling by betting as to what numbers will be drawn in a lottery; as, to play policy.

Policyverb

To regulate by laws; to reduce to order.

Policynoun

a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government;

‘they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation’;

Policynoun

a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group;

‘it was a policy of retribution’; ‘a politician keeps changing his policies’;

Policynoun

written contract or certificate of insurance;

‘you should have read the small print on your policy’;

Policynoun

a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by an organization or individual

‘it is not company policy to dispense with our older workers’; ‘the government's controversial economic policies’;

Policynoun

prudent or expedient conduct or action

‘a course of policy and wisdom’;

Policynoun

a contract of insurance

‘they took out a joint policy’;

Policynoun

an illegal lottery or numbers game

‘he swore that he had never played policy in his life’;

Policy

Policy is a deliberate system of principles to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes. A policy is a statement of intent, and is implemented as a procedure or protocol.

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons