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British English: /pəˈliːs/
American English: /pəˈlis/

Translation of police in French:


  • 1 (+ v pl) (official body) the police
    (gen) la police
    (in France outside cities) la gendarmerie
    to be in the police
    être dans la police
    to assist the police with their enquiries [euphemistic]
    être interrogé par la police
    before n (action, involvement, intervention, protection)
    de la police
    (raid, car, operation, vehicle)
    de police
    (presence, escort)
  • 2 uncountable (men and women)
    policiers mpl
    (in France, outside cities) gendarmes mpl

transitive verb

  • 1 (keep order)
    maintenir l'ordre dans (area)
  • 3 (staff with police) to police a demonstration/a match
    organiser le service d'ordre pour une manifestation/un match
  • 4 (monitor)
    contrôler l'application de (measures, regulations)

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