public policypublic policy
The definition of public policy is the laws, priorities and governmental actions that reflect the attitudes and rules selected for the public.
An example of public policy is the belief that people cannot sell their bodies.
The public interest or public good as expressed in principles that guide the interpretation and enforcement of the law: Contract provisions waiving legal rights may be held void as against public policy.
(plural public policies)
- (law) The set of policies (laws, plans, actions, behaviors) of a government; plans and methods of action that govern that society; a system of laws, courses of action, and priorities directing a government action.