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policewoman a female member of a police force.
policlinic a department of a hospital in which patients who are able to enter and leave the same day are treated; outpatient clinic.
policy1 a set of principles that is used as a guide for action, esp. in a government or business. [2 definitions]
policy2 a written document that contains the terms of an insurance agreement.
policyholder the person or organization that is insured by an insurance contract.
policymaking the creation and modification of policy, esp. that which guides a government's actions.
polio poliomyelitis.
poliomyelitis a viral disease that strikes mainly in infancy and can cause paralysis, muscular atrophy, deformities, and damage to the nervous system; infantile paralysis; polio.
poliovirus any of three strains of enterovirus that causes poliomyelitis.
Polish of or pertaining to Poland or its people, culture, language, or the like. [2 definitions]
polish to give a sleek surface to, esp. by buffing. [7 definitions]
polished sleek and glossy, either from buffing or from natural causes. [2 definitions]
polish off (informal) to complete or get rid of.
politburo a Communist party's most powerful committee. [2 definitions]
polite demonstrating good manners or thoughtfulness; well-trained in deportment; courteous. [2 definitions]
politesse cultured manners; politeness.
politic political. [4 definitions]
political of, relating to, or concerned with the theory or practice of politics. [3 definitions]
political action committee an independent political organization that seeks to promote the cause of a particular interest group, usu. through fundraising and campaigning to elect candidates who support the group's views.
political economy a social science dealing with the relationships among economic processes, political policies, and social institutions.
politically in connection with or pertaining to politics, the practice of governing or the seeking of positions in government.