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Meaning of POLICE

Pronunciation:  pu'lees

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the force of policemen and officers; "the law came looking for him"
  2. [v]  maintain the security of by carrying out a control

POLICE is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: constabulary, law, patrol, police force
 See Also: force, gendarmerie, gendarmery, guard, New Scotland Yard, officer, personnel, police officer, policeman, posse, posse comitatus, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Schutzstaffel, Scotland Yard, secret police, SS



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Po*lice"\, n. [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,
    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
    2. That which concerns the order of the community; the
       internal regulation of a state.
    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. (Mil.) Military police, the body of soldiers detailed to
       preserve civil order and attend to sanitary arrangements
       in a camp or garrison.
    5. The cleaning of a camp or garrison, or the state ? a camp
       as to cleanliness.
    {Police commissioner}, a civil officer, usually one of a
       board, commissioned to regulate and control the
       appointment, duties, and discipline of the police.
    {Police constable}, or {Police officer}, a policeman.
    {Police court}, a minor court to try persons brought before
       it by the police.
    {Police inspector}, an officer of police ranking next below a
    {Police jury}, a body of officers who collectively exercise
       jurisdiction in certain cases of police, as levying taxes,
       etc.; -- so called in Louisiana. --Bouvier.
    {Police justice}, or {Police magistrate}, a judge of a police
    {Police offenses} (Law), minor offenses against the order of
       the community, of which a police court may have final
    {Police station}, the headquarters of the police, or of a
       section of them; the place where the police assemble for
       orders, and to which they take arrested persons.
  2. \Po*lice"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Policed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Policing}.]
    1. To keep in order by police.
    2. (Mil.) To make clean; as, to police a camp.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing the police in your dream indicates some failure to perform or to honor obligations and commitments. The police also symbolize structure, rules, and control. A more direct interpretation of seeing the police in your dream forewarns that you should avoid reckless behavior. Dreaming that you are arrested by the police, suggests that you feel sexually or emotionally restrained because of guilt. Dreaming that you are a police officer, represents your own sense of morality and conscience. The dream may serve to guide you down a straight path. If you have recurring dreams that you are a police officer, then it may mean that your past actions have left you feeling guilty. Consider your behavior/actions as the cop. Dreaming that you are having difficulties contacting the police, suggests that you have yet to acknowledge your own authoritativeness in a situation. You need to take control and be in command of the direction of your life. Dreaming that you are pulled over by the police, suggests that you need to slow down and take things down a notch. Seeing or dreaming that you are a police officer chasing a felon indicates that your naughty and more devious side is in conflict with your moral standards.
Thesaurus Terms
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