Definition of national policy in US English:

national policy


  • 1As a mass noun: the policies of a national government. As a count noun: a government policy (usually on a specific issue) to be implemented nationwide.

  • 2Canad. Polit. Usually with capital initials. A policy of tariff protection for Canadian manufacturers, effective from 1879 and associated with the Conservative administration of 1878–96. Now historical.


Late 17th century. From national + policy.