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Definition of Police


  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. 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.
  6. To keep in order by police.
  7. To make clean; as, to police a camp.

Police Quotations

There's only two people in your life you should lie to... the police and your girlfriend.
Jack Nicholson

Understand, our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day. They've got a tough job to do to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law.
Barack Obama

The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
Robert Peel

Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.
Tommy Cooper

Let me be clear - no one is above the law. Not a politician, not a priest, not a criminal, not a police officer. We are all accountable for our actions.
Antonio Villaraigosa
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Police Translations

police in Afrikaans is polisie
police in Dutch is politie
police in French is police
police in German is Polizei
police in Italian is polizia
police in Norwegian is politi
police in Swedish is polis
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