[pə'liːs] or [pə'lis]
(noun.) the force of policemen and officers; 'the law came looking for him'.
(n.) A judicial and executive system, for the government of a city, town, or district, for the preservation of rights, order, cleanliness, health, etc., and for the enforcement of the laws and prevention of crime; the administration of the laws and regulations of a city, incorporated town, or borough.
(n.) That which concerns the order of the community; the internal regulation of a state.
(n.) The organized body of civil officers in a city, town, or district, whose particular duties are the preservation of good order, the prevention and detection of crime, and the enforcement of the laws.
(n.) Military police, the body of soldiers detailed to preserve civil order and attend to sanitary arrangements in a camp or garrison.
(n.) The cleaning of a camp or garrison, or the state / a camp as to cleanliness.
(v. t.) To keep in order by police.
(v. t.) To make clean; as, to police a camp.
n. the system of regulations of a city town or district for the preservation of order and enforcement of law: the internal government of a state: (short for Police′-force) the civil officers employed to preserve order &c.—v.t. to guard or maintain order in: to put in order.—n.pl. Police′-commiss′ioners a body of men appointed to regulate the appointments and duties of the police.—ns. Police′-inspect′or a superior officer of police who has charge of a department next in rank to a superintendent; Police′-mag′istrate one who presides in a police court; Police′man a member of a police-force; Police′-off′ice -stā′tion the headquarters of the police of a district used also as a temporary place of confinement; Police′-off′icer -con′stable a policeman; Police′-rate a tax levied for the support of the police.—Police court a court for trying small offences brought before it by the police.
If the police are trying to arrest you for some crime of which you are innocent, it foretells that you will successfully outstrip rivalry. If the arrest is just, you will have a season of unfortunate incidents. To see police on parole, indicates alarming fluctuations in affairs.
n. An armed force for protection and participation.
- He knew well that I should never willingly invoke the aid of the police against him. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- Anyone who has had the smallest experience of municipal politics knows that the corruption of the police is directly proportionate to the severity of the taboos it is asked to enforce. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- If there's police-court business over this, you'll remember that I was the one that stood your friend, and that I was Miss Alice's friend too. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- The doctor-seeking messenger meets the doctor halfway, coming under convoy of police. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- You affected to help the police--I saw you! 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- The county police ought to make something of that, said he; why, it is surely obvious that-- But I held up a warning finger. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- We have in our police reports realism pushed to its extreme limits, and yet the result is, it must be confessed, neither fascinating nor artistic. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.