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definition of the word police

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From Middle French police, from Latin politia (state, government), from Ancient Greek πόλις (polis), city).

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Singular
police

Plural
uncountable

police (uncountable)

  1. An organisation granted the legal authority to enforce the law.
    • Call the police!
    • The police operating in New York City operate under the New York City Police Department, several other City agencies and boards, and several public authorities.
  2. (plural only; not used in singular form) Members of the police force.
    • Three police arrived in two cars.
    • The policewoman arrived in her car.
  3. (US, singular, nonstandard) (plural=police) A police officer
    • 2006, David Simon, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets[1], ISBN 0805080759, page 440:  
      This time it is the worst kind of call a murder police can get.
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