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Definition of police noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



the police [plural]
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 an official organization whose job is to make people obey the law and to prevent and solve crime; the people who work for this organization A man was arrested by the police and held for questioning. Get out of the house or I'll call the police. Police suspect a local gang. a police car Hundreds of police in riot gear struggled to control the violence. see also kitchen police, secret police
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