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Definition of police. Meaning of police. Synonyms of police

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Definition of police

Police
Police Po*lice", n. [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, Gr. ?, fr. ? to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. ? citizen, fr. ? city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. Policy polity, Polity.] 1. 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. 2. That which concerns the order of the community; the internal regulation of a state. 3. 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. 4. (Mil.) Military police, the body of soldiers detailed to preserve civil order and attend to sanitary arrangements in a camp or garrison. 5. The cleaning of a camp or garrison, or the state ? a camp as to cleanliness. Police commissioner, a civil officer, usually one of a board, commissioned to regulate and control the appointment, duties, and discipline of the police. Police constable, or Police officer, a policeman. Police court, a minor court to try persons brought before it by the police. Police inspector, an officer of police ranking next below a superintendent. Police jury, a body of officers who collectively exercise jurisdiction in certain cases of police, as levying taxes, etc.; -- so called in Louisiana. --Bouvier. Police justice, or Police magistrate, a judge of a police court. Police offenses (Law), minor offenses against the order of the community, of which a police court may have final jurisdiction. Police station, the headquarters of the police, or of a section of them; the place where the police assemble for orders, and to which they take arrested persons.
Police
Police Po*lice", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Policed; p. pr. & vb. n. Policing.] 1. To keep in order by police. 2. (Mil.) To make clean; as, to police a camp.

Meaning of police from wikipedia

- organizations, see police officer. for the british rock band, see the police. for the town, see police, poland. for other uses, see police (disambiguation)
- police are organizations established to maintain law and order. police may also refer to: the police, a british band police (1916 film), a film starring
- the police service of scotland (scottish gaelic: seirbheis phoilis na h-alba, operationally shortened to police scotland) is the national police force
- humberside police is the territorial police force responsible for policing an area covering the east riding of yorkshire, the city of kingston upon hull
- catalonia police danish national police french national police german federal police italian state police
- not to be confused with paramilitary police or militarization of police. military police (mp) are law enforcement agencies connected with, or part of
- a chief of police, also known as police chief or sometimes shortened to just chief, is the title typically given to the top official in the chain of command
- band. for law enforcement organisations, see police. for other uses, see police (disambiguation). the police were an english new wave band formed in london
- (disambiguation). 'police abuse/misconduct' redirects here. for other uses, see police abuse. police brutality is one of several forms of police misconduct