chief of police

Definition of chief of police

:the head of the police department

Word by Word Definitions

chief play
  1. : accorded highest rank or office

  2. : of greatest importance or influence

  1. : chiefly

  1. : the upper part of a heraldic field

  2. : the head of a body of persons or an organization : leader

  3. : the principal or most valuable part

police play
  1. : govern

  2. : to control, regulate, or keep in order by use of police

  3. : to make clean and put in order

  1. : the internal organization or regulation of a political unit through exercise of governmental powers especially with respect to general comfort, health, morals, safety, or prosperity

  2. : control and regulation of affairs affecting the general order and welfare of any unit or area

  3. : the system of laws for effecting such control


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