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General words for the police

the authorities

noun

the police or people in other official organizations with legal power to make people obey laws or rules

constabulary

noun

the police of a particular place

the force

noun

the police

the fuzz

noun

an insulting word for the police

the Garda

noun

the police force in the Republic of Ireland

the law

noun

the police

police

noun

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

the police

noun

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

police force

noun

an organized group of police officers in charge of a country or a particular area

the RUC

the Royal Ulster Constabulary: the name of the police force that existed in Northern Ireland before the Police Service of Northern Ireland was introduced in 2001

the boys in blue

the police

the (old) bill

the police

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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