pub'lic pol'icy

1. the fundamental policy on which laws rest, esp. policy not yet enunciated in specific rules.
2. 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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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