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Pronunciation: /pɔlis/

Translation of police in English:

nom féminin

  • 2 (organisme privé)
    security service
  • 4 (assurance)police (d'assurance)
    (document) policy (document)
    contracter une police d'assurance-vie
    to take out life insurance ou a life insurance policy
  • 5 (Imprimerie, Informatique)police (de caractères)
    fonts (pl)
  • 6 (tribunal) passer en simple police
    to be tried in a police court


police de l'air et des frontières


police judiciaire

, PJ
  • (detective division of the French police force)

police militaire

police des mœurs

, police mondaine

police montée

police municipale

  • city police

police nationale

Police nationale
  • national police force

Cultural Note: Police nationale

The nationally organized police service, responsible to the ministre de l'Intérieur, and a separate organization from the Gendarmerie nationale.

police parallèle

  • (unofficial government police)

police des polices

  • (police internal investigative body)

police politique

  • political police

police privée

  • private police force

police de la route

police secours

police secrète

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