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police

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1 the department of government that keeps order, fights crime, and enforces statutes
  • the appearance of a ransom note meant that the teenager's disappearance was now a matter for the police

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2 a body of officers of the law
  • the National Guard will serve as backup for the metropolitan police in the event of violent protests

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police

verb

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The first known use of police was in 1589

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“Police.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/police. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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