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1 police /pəˈliːs/ noun
1 police
/pəˈliːs/
noun
Learner's definition of POLICE
[plural]
: the people or the department of people who enforce laws, investigate crimes, and make arrests
often used before another noun
see also military police, secret police

help the police with their inquiries

see inquiry
2 police /pəˈliːs/ verb
polices; policed; policing
2 police
/pəˈliːs/
verb
polices; policed; policing
Learner's definition of POLICE
[+ object]
: to control and keep order in (an area) by the use of police or military forces
: to control (something) by making sure that rules and regulations are being followed

— policing

/pəˈliːsɪŋ/ noun [noncount]
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