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police statenoun [C]

 us   /pəˈlis ˌsteɪt/
disapproving a ​countrycontrolled by the ​government police
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police statenoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   disapproving
a ​country in which the ​government uses the ​police to ​severelylimit people's ​freedom
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