nonpolice

adjective

non·​po·​lice ˌnän-pə-ˈlēs How to pronounce nonpolice (audio)
: not of, relating to, or associated with the police
nonpolice firearms

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web From the producers of Castle, another series about a nonpolice officer shadowing a detective and then getting involved in police work. Ellen Gray, Philly.com, 15 June 2018 People, police officers, and nonpolice officers tend to judge the dangerousness of a place based on racial predominance. Samantha Melamed, Philly.com, 2 Oct. 2017 China’s chengguan, or urban-management officers, handle nonpolice matters such as enforcing sanitation rules and keeping sidewalks clear. Josh Chin, WSJ, 7 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonpolice was in 1869

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Cite this Entry

“Nonpolice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonpolice. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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