Definition of policier in English:


Line breaks: poli|cier
Pronunciation: /ˌpɒlɪˈsjeɪ
, pɔlisje/


  • A film based on a police novel, portraying crime and its detection by police: a comic strip policier [as modifier]: he spends his time watching European grade-B policier videos
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    • But the film is less a policier than a post-Foucault case study of the criminal as social transgressor.
    • This explanation was really unnecessary; his debts to both films are obvious, including Melville's insistence that the policier is the only remaining vehicle for tragedy - at least for a French film-maker.
    • Expect is an ensemble policier, an uncommonly sunny film with urban chumminess that recalls contemporary Japanese television serials.


French, from roman policier 'detective novel'.

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