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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
police (verb)
transitive verb
1.
archaic - govern
2.
to control, regulate, or keep in order by use of police
3.
to make clean and put in order
4.
a) to supervise the operation, execution, or administration of to prevent or detect and prosecute violations of rules and regulations
b) to exercise such supervision over the and activities of - policies
5.
to perform the functions of a police force in or over
police (noun)
1.
a) the internal organization or regulation of a unit through exercise of governmental powers especially with respect to general comfort, health, morals, safety, or prosperity - political
b) control and regulation of affairs affecting the general order and welfare of any unit or area
c) the system of laws for effecting such control
2.
a) the department of government concerned primarily with maintenance of public order, safety, and health and enforcement of laws and possessing executive, judicial, and legislative powers
b) the department of government charged with prevention, detection, and prosecution of public nuisances and crimes
3.
a) - police force
b) - police officers
4.
a) a private organization resembling a police force - campus police
b) the members of a private police organization
5.
a) the action or process of cleaning and putting in order
b) military personnel detailed to perform this function
6.
one attempting to regulate or censor a specified field or activity - the fashion police
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
police (noun)
1.
the department of government that keeps order, fights crime, and enforces statutes
SYNONIMS:
law
RELATED WORDS:
judiciary, jurisprudence, justice
police (noun)
2.
a body of officers of the law
SYNONIMS:
constabulary, finest, force, fuzz, heat, man, police force
RELATED WORDS:
bluecoat, bobby [], bull [], constable, cop, copper, gendarme, officer, peeler [], policeman, police officer, policewoman, shamus [], trooper
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