Definitions of police

  1. To keep in order by police.
  2. To make clean; as, to police a camp.
  3. To protect and keep in order by regular officers.
  4. To place under the control of police.
  5. That which concerns the order of the community; the internal regulation of a state.
  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.
  7. Military police, the body of soldiers detailed to preserve civil order and attend to sanitary arrangements in a camp or garrison.
  8. The cleaning of a camp or garrison, or the state a camp as to cleanliness.
  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.
  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.
  12. System of rules for preserving order in a city; civil officers for preserving order.
  13. A body of civil officers organized under authority to maintain order and enforce law.
  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.
  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.