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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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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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