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Definitions of police

  1. the force of policemen and officers; " the law came looking for him"
  2. maintain the security of by carrying out a control
  3. A judicial and executive system, for the government of a city, town, or district, for the preservation of rights, order, cleanliness, health, etc., and for the enforcement of the laws and prevention of crime; the administration of the laws and regulations of a city, incorporated town, or borough.
  4. That which concerns the order of the community; the internal regulation of a state.
  5. 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.
  6. Military police, the body of soldiers detailed to preserve civil order and attend to sanitary arrangements in a camp or garrison.
  7. To keep in order by police.
  8. To make clean; as, to police a camp.
  9. The cleaning of a camp or garrison, or the state a camp as to cleanliness.
  10. Agents of the law charged with the responsibility of maintaining law and order among the citizenry.
  11. 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.
  12. To protect and keep in order by regular officers.
  13. 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.
  14. POLICEMAN.
  15. System of rules for preserving order in a city; civil officers for preserving order.
  16. To place under the control of police.
  17. A body of civil officers organized under authority to maintain order and enforce law.
  18. 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.
  19. A body of civil officers employed to enforce the laws respecting good order, cleanliness, & c.; the internal regulations of a town, city, or state.
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Quotes of police

  1. If the word gets out, if the perception exists that by speaking to a CBS journalist you are, therefore, inevitably, immediately speaking to the police I don't think there's any doubt but that people won't talk. And, therefore, the public won't learn. – Floyd Abrams
  2. I haven't heard from Bobby since May when we had our conversation, but then this thing broke last week, where they arrested him, and we were watching what was going on on the whole deal, and I was actually flabbergasted, at what the then police chief Parks was saying. – Tommy Bond
  3. How, possibly, could the police have made the 'mistake' of charging the wrong man with the notorious Red Light Bandit crimes? That also is something that is fully revealed in the Pandora's Box of facts I have prepared. – Caryl Chessman
  4. Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off. – Tommy Cooper
  5. How do you know love is gone? If you said that you would be there at seven and you get there by nine, and he or she has not called the police yet- it's gone. – Marlene Dietrich
  6. Our people went out every single night trying to stop crime before it happened, trying to take people off the street that they believed were involved in crime. That made us a very aggressive, proactive police department. – Daryl Gates
  7. America needs to be defended. We need missile defense to better police the skies over the United States. – Rudy Giuliani
  8. First of all I thought it was ugly, I thought it was ridiculous that undercover police guys would drive a striped tomato and I've never been a big champion of Ford. – Paul M. Glaser
  9. The way they were writing Christine as this older woman who got married, which she shouldn't have. Obviously got divorced right away. Reached the glass ceiling in the police precinct. So there is a part of her that died because she knows she couldn't go any farther. – Sharon Gless
  10. First and foremost it's important that we're able to put something back in the game, which we have always done. We're doing this to help needy charities along with the police forces in different towns and cities. – Bobby Hull
  11. Kickback is a police thriller which I wrote. I'm very proud of it. I did it in two parts for France because when I wrote it, there wasn't the audience demand for crime stuff that there is now. – David Lloyd
  12. When we were talking about this, an idea for this master vigilante, it was an urban guerilla. One of my ideas was that he would be a member of the police force who turned on the government. – David Lloyd
  13. Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is wearing his hair below his collar will make him no less identifiable as a policeman. – Thurgood Marshall
  14. Dictators must have enemies. They must have internal enemies to justify their secret police and external enemies to justify their military forces. – Richard Perle
  15. Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police – Robert Louis Stevenson

Usage examples for police

  1. The police could do nothing for him. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  2. " That's for the police said Raffles, waiting for me. – A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung
  3. What for would you go to the police – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  4. " I suppose we ought to call the police in now," said he. – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  5. The Police are wonderful. – The Burning Spear by John Galsworthy
  6. We, the police on the other hand are compelled to sacrifice our feelings to our duty. – Moral by Ludwig Thoma
  7. The First Consul only said to Fouche; " I do not trust to your police I guard myself, and I watch till two in the morning." – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  8. Don't worry about the police – Jack O' Judgment by Edgar Wallace
  9. 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
  10. I'll go to the police to save mother the trouble. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
  11. You have heard that the police are after me? – Winds of the World by Talbot Mundy
  12. " Have you," I asked, " been to the police – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. I don't want to call in the police – The Tracer of Lost Persons by Robert W. Chambers
  14. I will go to the police – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  15. " You don't know 'em as we police do," nodded the sergeant. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  16. I understood that you were going to take me to the police station? – A Queen's Error by Henry Curties
  17. The police will get them all. – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  18. It was impossible to drive the people from the room until the police arrived. – Castle Craneycrow by George Barr McCutcheon
  19. Point number one, he interrupted quietly, utterly missed by the police – The Old Man in the Corner by Baroness Orczy
  20. Have the Police turned up? – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford

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