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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Police  \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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Police  \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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  force  of  policemen  and  officers;  "the  law  came  looking 
  for  him"  [syn:  {police  force},  {constabulary},  {law}] 
  v  :  maintain  the  security  of  by  carrying  out  a  control  [syn:  {patrol}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  POLICE,  n.  An  armed  force  for  protection  and  participation. 

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