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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An organized civil force for maintaining order, preventing and detecting crime, and enforcing the laws.

Usage examples (37)
  • Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police
  • Maybe the term police state is a bit strong for the current situation, but the trend is clear -- Britain is heading that way.
  • United States in May because of what he called police harassment.
  • Supporting our police is a winning stance with mainstream America. for more
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