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Police meaning

police - 8 dictionary results

  1. 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. 2. That which concerns the order of the community; the internal regulation of a state.
  3. 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. 4. Military police, the body of soldiers detailed to preserve civil order and attend to sanitary arrangements in a camp or garrison.
  5. 5. To keep in order by police.
  6. 6. To make clean; as, to police a camp.
  7. 7. The cleaning of a camp or garrison, or the state a camp as to cleanliness.
  8. 8. System of rules for preserving order in a city; civil officers for preserving order.

police - examples of usage

  1. " Would you expect the police to work free when the soldiers are paid? - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  2. And what about the police? - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. What did he send my name to the police for? - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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