policy etymology

English word policy comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) ἀποδείκνυμι, Ancient Greek (to 1453) πολίτης, Ancient Greek (to 1453) πολιτεύω, Ancient Greek (to 1453) πόλις, and later Italian polizza (Bill, voucher. Policy (insurance).)

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Detailed word origin of policy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἀποδείκνυμι Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
πολίτης Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
πολιτεύω Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
πόλις Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ἀπόδειξις Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
apodissa Malayalam (mal)
apodixa Latin (lat)
πολιτεία Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
polizza Italian (ita) Bill, voucher. Policy (insurance).
politia Latin (lat) (Late Latin) state, government.
police Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) Governance; management.
policy English (eng) (law). (obsolete) An illegal daily lottery in late nineteenth and early twentieth century USA on numbers drawn from a lottery wheel (no plural). A contract of insurance.. A document containing or certifying this contract.. A number pool lottery.

Words with the same origin as policy

Descendants of ἀποδείκνυμι
police policeman slop sloppy
Descendants of πολίτης
political
Descendants of πόλις
metro metropolis metropolitan