What does Police mean?

Definitions for Police
pəˈlis; ˈpoʊ lis; ˈdi trɔɪt; ˈsi mɛnt; ˈsi gɑr; ˈgɪt ɑr; ˈɪn ʃʊər əns; ˈʌm brɛl ə; ˈaɪ diəpo·lice

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Police.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. police, police force, constabulary, lawverb

    the force of policemen and officers

    "the law came looking for him"

  2. patrol, policeverb

    maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol

Wiktionary

  1. policenoun

    Policy.

  2. policenoun

    Communal living; civilization.

  3. policenoun

    The regulation of a given community or society; administration, law and order etc.

  4. policenoun

    A civil force granted the legal authority to enforce the law and maintain public order.

  5. policenoun

    A police officer.

  6. policeverb

    To enforce the law and keep order among (a group).

    Extra security was hired to police the crowd at the big game.

  7. policeverb

    To patrol an area.

  8. Etymology: From police, from politia, from πολιτεία.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. POLICEnoun

    The regulation and government of a city or country, so far as regards the inhabitants.

    Etymology: French.

Wikipedia

  1. POLICE

    Police are organizations established to maintain law and order.

ChatGPT

  1. police

    Police can be defined as a government agency or body responsible for maintaining law and order within a specific jurisdiction. They are empowered to enforce laws, investigate crimes, prevent and respond to emergencies, protect and serve communities, and ensure the safety and security of individuals and their property. Police officers, who are members of the police force, have the authority to apprehend and detain suspects, collect evidence, and testify in court. They play a crucial role in upholding societal rules and regulations, promoting public safety, and preserving peace within a society.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Policenoun

    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. Policenoun

    that which concerns the order of the community; the internal regulation of a state

  3. Policenoun

    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. Policenoun

    military police, the body of soldiers detailed to preserve civil order and attend to sanitary arrangements in a camp or garrison

  5. Policenoun

    the cleaning of a camp or garrison, or the state / a camp as to cleanliness

  6. Policeverb

    to keep in order by police

  7. Policeverb

    to make clean; as, to police a camp

  8. Etymology: [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, Gr. , fr. to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. citizen, fr. city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. Policy polity, Polity.]

Wikidata

  1. Police

    The police are a constituted body of persons empowered by the state to enforce the law, protect property, and limit civil disorder. Their powers include the legitimized use of force. The term is most commonly associated with police services of a state that are authorized to exercise the police power of that state within a defined legal or territorial area of responsibility. Police forces are often defined as being separate from military or other organizations involved in the defense of the state against foreign aggressors; however, gendarmerie are military units charged with civil policing. Law enforcement, however, constitutes only part of policing activity. Policing has included an array of activities in different situations, but the predominant ones are concerned with the preservation of order. In some societies, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, these developed within the context of maintaining the class system and the protection of private property. Some parts of the world may suffer from police corruption. Alternative names for police force include constabulary, gendarmerie, police department, police service, crime prevention, protective services, law enforcement agency, civil guard or civic guard. Members may be referred to as police officers, troopers, sheriffs, constables, rangers, peace officers or civic/civil guards. Police of the Soviet-era Eastern Europe were called the militsiya. The Irish police are called the Garda Síochána; a police officer is called a garda. And although the word "police" comes from Greek, the Greek police is Αστυνομία.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Police

    pō-lēs′, n. the system of regulations of a city, town, or district for the preservation of order and enforcement of law: the internal government of a state: (short for Police′-force) the civil officers employed to preserve order, &c.—v.t. to guard or maintain order in: to put in order.—n.pl. Police′-commiss′ioners, a body of men appointed to regulate the appointments and duties of the police.—ns. Police′-inspect′or, a superior officer of police who has charge of a department, next in rank to a superintendent; Police′-mag′istrate, one who presides in a police court; Police′man, a member of a police-force; Police′-off′ice, -stā′tion, the headquarters of the police of a district, used also as a temporary place of confinement; Police′-off′icer, -con′stable, a policeman; Police′-rate, a tax levied for the support of the police.—Police court, a court for trying small offences brought before it by the police. [Fr.,—L. politia—Gr. politeia, the condition of a state—politēs, a citizen—polis, a city.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. police

    Similia similibus.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Police

    Agents of the law charged with the responsibility of maintaining law and order among the citizenry.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. police

    The cleaning of a camp or garrison; the state of a camp in regard to cleanliness.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Police

    The appropriate designation of civil guardians of the peace, from the Greek polis, city.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. POLICE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Police is ranked #53538 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Police surname appeared 386 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Police.

    64.5% or 249 total occurrences were White.
    21.7% or 84 total occurrences were Black.
    4.6% or 18 total occurrences were Asian.
    3.1% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    3.1% or 12 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.8% or 11 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Police' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #304

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Police' in Written Corpus Frequency: #483

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Police' in Nouns Frequency: #95

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Police in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Police in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Police in a Sentence

  1. Olivia Beavers:

    Thank you to the Capitol Police for keeping us safe and evacuating staff, reporters, and members of Congress to safety.

  2. Rodrigo Duterte:

    The (rifles) that were ordered already. I am ordering the police to cancel it. We’ll just have to look for another source that is cheaper and maybe as durable and as good.

  3. Jeffrey Norman:

    You're not going to police your way out of this, everyone has to share responsibility when it comes to kids.

  4. Dustin Craun:

    It is disturbing enough that some sick individual would attempt to burn a house of worship to the ground, but referencing the slayings in New Zealand is beyond the pale, while the majority of humanity has responded to the tragedy to draw closer to one another and refute hatred, a violent and hate-filled minority seeks further divisions. We are grateful that someone was inside the mosque and was able to act quickly to put the fire out. We ask anyone with information to come forward and contact the Escondido Police Department. We stand in solidarity with our community members who attend the Islamic Center of Escondido.

  5. Oday Aboushi:

    Oday Aboushi said in an interview with The Associated Press. It doesnt happen much, but at the same time it comes with a lot of responsibility. And I feel like having this platform allows me to use that responsibility in a positive way. Oday Aboushi made Oday Aboushi second start of the season and the 36th of Oday Aboushi career on Sunday, helpingDetroit beat Washington30-27. The Lions made a statement as a team last summer, choosing not to practice as a form ofprotestafter Jacob Blake, Jacob Blake, was shot by police in Wisconsin. Oday Aboushi was front and center as Oday Aboushi teammates spoke to reporters about their decision outside the teams practice facility. And as a player in the powerful league, coincidently playing in an area with a large Arab American population, Oday Aboushi wants to use his voice to speak up for people in his parents homeland. There is this call of not staying silent and using our places of position to elevate those that feel unheard and unseen for such a long time, said U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat from Detroit. People can relate to us as activists me as a girl from southwest Detroit, him the NFL player. NFL WEEK 10 RECAP, SCORES AND STANDINGS Aboushis parents emigrated to New York after both were born in east Jerusalem, a part of the world that regularly makes international news. On Monday, European diplomats visited the site of an Israeli planned settlement expansion in eastJerusalemthat threatens to cut off parts of the city claimed by Palestinians from West Bank. Israel has long dismissed international criticism of settlement activity. Palestinians want a future state that includes east Jerusalem and the West Bank territories occupied by Israel in the 1967 war and view settlements as a major obstacle to peace. Oday Aboushi visited West Bank in 2009, when Oday Aboushi talked with orphans and said Oday Aboushi witnessed Palestinians being held at checkpoints. West Bank was a huge eye-opener for me as far as what West Bank like to be back in Palestine in West Bank current situation right now with the occupation of Israel.

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