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

Translation of police in French:


  • 1 (+ v pl) (official body) See examples: the police
    la police
    (in France outside cities)
    la gendarmerie
    to be in the police
    être dans la police
    to assist the police with their enquiries
    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)
    (in France, outside cities)

transitive verb

  • 1 (keep order)
    maintenir l'ordre dans
  • 3 (staff with police) See examples: 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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