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      n   pl   , -cies  
1    a plan of action adopted or pursued by an individual, government, party, business, etc.  
2    wisdom, prudence, shrewdness, or sagacity  
3      (Scot)   often pl   the improved grounds surrounding a country house  
     (C14: from Old French policie, from Latin politia administration, polity)  
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policy          [2]  
      n   pl   , -cies   a document containing a contract of insurance  
     (C16: from Old French police certificate, from Old Italian polizza, from Latin apodixis proof, from Greek apodeixis demonstration, proof)  

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1    action, approach, code, course, custom, guideline, line, plan, practice, procedure, programme, protocol, rule, scheme, stratagem, theory  
2    discretion, good sense, prudence, sagacity, shrewdness, wisdom  

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n.
unconventional monetary policy used by central banks to stimulate the national economy when conventional monetary policy has become ineffective.
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