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English definition of “police”

police

noun [plural]     /pəˈliːs/
A2 the official organization that is responsible for protecting people and property, making people obey the law, finding out about and solving crime, and catching people who have committed a crime: I think you should call the police. The police are investigating fraud allegations against him.The police generally members of this organization: There should be more police patrolling the area on foot.People who work for the police service
(Definition of police noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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