police force


police force
noun
the force of policemen and officers (Freq. 1)
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the law came looking for him

Syn: ↑police, ↑constabulary, ↑law
Derivationally related forms: ↑police (for: ↑police)
Hypernyms: ↑force, ↑personnel, ↑law enforcement agency
Hyponyms:
Member Meronyms: ↑policeman, ↑police officer, ↑officer

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noun, pl ⋯ forces [count]
: the police organization in a particular area

He joined the local police force.

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poˈlice force [police force] noun
the police organization of a country, district or town

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • police force — n: a body of trained officers entrusted by a government with maintenance of public peace and order, enforcement of laws, and prevention and detection of crime Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. police force …   Law dictionary

  • police force — police forces N COUNT: oft N n A police force is the police organization in a particular country or area. ...the South Wales police force …   English dictionary

  • police force — police′ force n. cvb police 1) • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • Police Force 2 — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Police Story 2 Originaltitel: 警察故事 II Ging chaat goo si juk jaap Produktionsland: Hongkong Erscheinungsjahr: 1988 Länge: ca. 102 Minuten Originalsprache …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • police force — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms police force : singular police force plural police forces an organized group of police officers in charge of a country or a particular area …   English dictionary

  • police force — noun Any police organization; a constabulary He joined the police force a long time ago, when he lived in Virginia. Syn: police department, police service, police See Also …   Wiktionary

  • police force — po lice force n the official police organization in a country or area ▪ Jones joined the police force in 1983 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • police force — noun (C) the official police organization in a country or area: Marshall joined the police force in 1983 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • police force — police (def. 1). [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • police force — po lice ,force noun count an organized group of police officers in charge of a particular area …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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