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police
plural noun
1 the body of men and women employed by the government of a country to keep order, enforce the law, prevent crime, etc.
2 members of this body Over 200 police were on duty at the demonstration .
verb (policed , policing )
1 to keep law and order in (an area) using the police, army, etc.
2 to supervise (an operation, etc) to ensure that it is fairly or properly run.
[18c; 16c in obsolete sense -civilization-: French, from Latin politia , from Greek politeia political constitution]


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