Definición de police en inglés:

police

Saltos de línea: po¦lice
Pronunciación: /pəˈliːs
 
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sustantivo

[treated as plural] (usually the police)
1The civil force of a state, responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the maintenance of public order: local people have lost faith in the police [as modifier]: the coroner will await the outcome of police inquiries
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Council officers supported the police in offering crime prevention advice to residents.
  • Faced with rising crime and a lack of public faith in the police she has come out all guns blazing.
  • Workers set up roadblocks in order to prevent the police from entering the industrial facility again.
Sinónimos
police force, police officers, policemen, policewomen, officers of the law, the forces of law and order, law-enforcement officers, law-enforcement agency; Britishconstabulary; Scottish & Irishpolis; Frenchgendarmerie; GermanPolizei; Italiancarabinieri
historical watch
informal the cops, the fuzz, the law, the Man, the boys in blue, the long arm of the law
British informal the (Old) Bill
coppers, rozzers, bobbies, busies, bizzies, the force, plod, PC Plod
North American informal the heat, …'s finest
informal , derogatory pigs, the filth
black English , derogatory Babylon
1.1Members of a police force: there are fewer women police than men
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  • North Shore Rescue and the Cypress Bowl Ski Patrol members helped police recover the body.
  • After his arrest, he was questioned by local police and also members of Scotland Yard.
  • In the Boland town of Paarl two Samwu members were injured when police opened fire on a group of marchers.
1.2 [with adjective or noun modifier] An organization engaged in the enforcement of official regulations in a specified domain: transport police
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  • Metro police and emergency services officials will also be deployed along the route during the event.
  • There is a strong nexus between the railway officials, the railway police and the fraudster.
  • Armed anti-terrorist police swooped on a Rochdale business to arrest a 30-year-old warehouse worker.

verbo

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1(Of a police force) have the duty of maintaining law and order in or at (an area or event): (as noun policing) a ten-point plan to improve policing
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  • The £4 million expense of policing the event, which included heavy police violence against protesters, was also borne by the taxpayer.
  • All of the West Yorkshire and British Transport Police officers who policed the riots have been jointly nominated as the country's bravest officers.
  • Whilst its economic importance and political sensitivity would ensure the event was highly policed, the use of anti-terror measures against protesters seems to be more of a case of testing the water for future use.
Sinónimos
maintain law and order in, keep the peace in, keep guard over, keep watch on, watch over, guard, protect, defend, patrol, make the rounds ofcontrol, keep in order, keep under control, regulate
1.1Enforce regulations or an agreement in (a particular area or domain): a UN resolution to use military force to police the no-fly zone
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  • What we need now is the will to regulate and police industry in favour of worker and consumer health.
  • Many are trying to regulate this and are using monitoring technology to police it.
  • A Paris-based media rights group yesterday slammed new Chinese regulations aimed at policing the Internet.
1.2Enforce the provisions of (a law, agreement, or treaty): the regulations will be policed by factory inspectors
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  • The International Atomic Energy Agency, which polices the Non-Proliferation Treaty, has just returned from its annual inspection of Iraq.
  • But there they are, knowing full well that there has to be somebody who is policing the law.
  • I think there are enough challenges in trying to police the laws we have.
Sinónimos

Origen

late 15th century (in the sense 'public order'): from French, from medieval Latin politia 'citizenship, government' (see policy1). Current senses date from the early 19th century.

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