police - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun [plural] 

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/pəˈliːs/
  1. the people who work for an organization that tries to catch criminals and checks that people obey the law

    Over 100 police were called in to deal with the riot.

    traffic/riot police

    1. a.

      the police

      an organization that tries to catch criminals and checks that people obey the law

      Someone called the police.