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I am looking for an adjective that means "of or relating to policies".

Of course, political first comes to mind. It, however, is much more to do with politics, rather than policy.

Examples:

  • "I disagree with the official's –––– decisions." We could insert political but this would focus the sentence on the game of politics—the networking, the ladder-climbing, etc. People often just use the noun policy, but is there an actual adjective?

  • "I am interested in the city's –––– future."

  • Just to clarify, in your second example, are you looking for an alternative to "I am interested in the city's policy future"? – lithic Jan 3 '17 at 19:27
  • @lithic Correct – Unrelated Jan 3 '17 at 20:09
  • Ran into this too. A friend suggests "quasi-governmental" – mlissner Apr 2 at 17:00
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In English, it is often acceptable to use a substantive (noun) as adjective. It could therefore be acceptable to write:

I disagree with the official's policy decisions.

Though I would write:

I disagree with the official's decisions about policy.

Similarly:

I am interested in the city's future policy.

Unless there a particular reason to use an adjective?

  • I might be asking too much: Really looking for a parallel structure with political. "I am interested in how the city's physical and –––– form affect ..." – Unrelated Jan 3 '17 at 19:28
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    His answer still fits there. Although it may not sound like it, you can say "I am interested in how the city's physical and policy form affect..." (Definition 1a) – Hank Jan 3 '17 at 19:52

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