chief of police

Definition of chief of police

  1. :  the head of the police department

Word by Word Definitions

chiefplay
  1. :  accorded highest rank or office

    :  of greatest importance or influence

  1. :  chiefly

  1. :  the upper part of a heraldic field

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

    :  the principal or most valuable part

policeplay
  1. :  govern

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

    :  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

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

    :  the system of laws for effecting such control


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