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Meaning of “police” - Learner’s Dictionary

police

noun [plural]     /pəˈliːs/
A2 the official organization that makes people obey the law and that protects people and places against crime, or the people who work for this organization: I heard a gun shot and decided to call the police. A 30-year-old taxi driver is being interviewed by police. a police helicopter a police investigationThe police generally
Translations of “police”
in Arabic شُرْطة…
in Korean 경찰…
in Malaysian polis…
in French (de) police…
in Turkish polis teşkilâtı, emniyet güçleri…
in Italian polizia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 員警當局,警方, 員警…
in Russian полиция…
in Polish policja, Police ma tylko liczbę mnogą!…
in Vietnamese cảnh sát…
in Spanish policía…
in Portuguese polícia…
in Thai ตำรวจ…
in German die Polizei, Polizei-……
in Catalan policia…
in Japanese 警察, 警察署…
in Indonesian polisi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 警察当局,警方, 警察…
(Definition of police noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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