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Definitions of police

  1. To keep in order by police. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To make clean; as, to police a camp. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To protect and keep in order by regular officers. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To place under the control of police. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. That which concerns the order of the community; the internal regulation of a state. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The organized body of civil officers in a city, town, or district, whose particular duties are the preservation of good order, the prevention and detection of crime, and the enforcement of the laws. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Military police, the body of soldiers detailed to preserve civil order and attend to sanitary arrangements in a camp or garrison. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The cleaning of a camp or garrison, or the state a camp as to cleanliness. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. In a city, town, or district, that part of the government that enforces the laws and keeps order; an organized body of officers for keeing order. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. The system of regulations of a city, town, or district, for the preservation of order and enforcement of law: the internal government of a state: (short for police-force) the civil officers for preserving order, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. POLICEMAN. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. System of rules for preserving order in a city; civil officers for preserving order. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A body of civil officers organized under authority to maintain order and enforce law. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The department of the government, concerned in the preservation and enforcement of order in a city, town, or district; a body of civil officers organized for this purpose. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A body of civil officers employed to enforce the laws respecting good order, cleanliness, &c.; the internal regulations of a town, city, or state. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for police

  1. It would have been still more simple if the stolen document had not been such an important one that the very existence of it must be kept a secret even from the police – Castles in the Air by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  2. What for would you go to the police – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
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