police


police
po·lice 1 vt po·liced, po·lic·ing: to control, regulate, or keep in order esp. as an official duty
police the area
police 2 n pl police
1: the control and regulation of affairs affecting the order and welfare of a political unit and its citizens
2 a: the department of a government or other institution that maintains order and safety and enforces laws
c pl: the members of a police force

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

police
I noun arm of the law, constabulary, custodians of the law, detective force, forces of law and order, government officers, law enforcement agency, law enforcement agents, law enforcement body, officers, officers of the law, peace officers, police force, police officers associated concepts: police action, police brutality, police power II verb care for, check, control, exercise authority, exert authority, have authority, have charge of, invigilate, keep guard, keep in order, keep in view, keep order, keep orderly, keep under control, keep vigil, keep watch, observe, overlook, oversee, patrol, preserve public order, preserve public tranquility, prevent crime, prevent offenses against the state, promote public health and safety, protect, regulate, render safe, restrain, restrict access, rule, safeguard, secure, stand guard, stand sentinel, superintend, supervise, systematize, use one's authority, watch, watch diligently III index censor, moderate (preside over), patrol, peace officer, regulate (manage), rule (govern)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


police
n.
An organization maintained by a government to preserve public order, prevent crimes, and apprehend criminals.
v.
To maintain order; to enforce laws.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


police
the local constabulary. In England, governed by the Police Act 1976 and in Scotland by the Police (Scotland) Act 1967. Police generally have no more powers than ordinary citizens, but there are many additional powers that they are given under legislation and under many other enactments. Thus, police have powers of search, seizure and to obtain information beyond that of the ordinary citizen. It is an offence to obstruct them in the course of their duties as it is to waste their time. The Chief Constable is vicariously liable for the wrongs of his force but answers on financial matters to the local authority. The Metropolitan force answers to the Home Secretary, who himself is responsible to Parliament. They will not generally be liable to a member of the public for a failure to prevent crime: Hill v. Chief Constable [1988] 2 All ER 238. It is difficult to sue the police for negligence in carrying out their duties, but it is at least now possible to argue such a case since the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in Osman v. UK [1998] TLR 68.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


police
A body sanctioned by local, state, or national government to enforce laws and apprehend those who break them.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


police
A body sanctioned by local, state, or national government to enforce laws and apprehend those who break them.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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