Definition of police state in English:

police state

Syllabification: po·lice state

noun

  • A totalitarian state controlled by a political police force that secretly supervises the citizens' activities.
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    • Even dictatorships and police states have fewer citizens behind bars.
    • On the other hand, cooperation with corrupt law enforcement organizations - or with police forces from police states - compromises our own law enforcement process.
    • The practice of detaining people in the streets and busting into their homes and workplaces to check on their identification is common in police states.

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