Definition of police. Meaning of police. Synonyms of police
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Definition of police
PolicePolice 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,
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
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
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
Police offenses (Law), minor offenses against the order of
the community, of which a police court may have final
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. PolicePolice Po*lice", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Policed; p. pr. & vb.
1. To keep in order by police.
2. (Mil.) To make clean; as, to police a camp.
Meaning of police from wikipedia
- see the police. for other
uses, see police
(disambiguation). 'department of police' redirects
here. for other
uses, see department
are organizations established
law and order. police
may also refer
to: the police, a british
(1916 film), a film starring
- in france, a prefecture
(french: préfecture de police), headed
by the prefect
(préfet de police), is an agency
of the government
powers. territorial police
forces, who carry
out the majority
of policing. these
are police forces
area (a particular
- 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
- be confused
with the adventures
of sam & max: freelance
police. sam & max: freelance police
was a graphic adventure computer
- see police
station. a police station
a 'station house' in the usa) is a building which serves
to accommodate police
- the police service
(scottish gaelic: seirbheis phoilis
na h-alba, operationally shortened
scotland) is the primary police
- police commissioner
of police) is a senior
rank in many police
forces. the holder
an experienced police