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

Translation of police in French:

noun

  • 1 (+ v pl) (official body) See examples: 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) 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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