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Interpol Syllabification: In·ter·pol
Pronunciation: /ˈin(t)ərˌpôl/

Definition of Interpol in English:

An organization based in Paris that coordinates investigations made by the police forces of member countries into crimes with an international dimension.


Originally the address for telegrams sent to the International Criminal Police Commission, founded in 1923; from Inter(national) pol(ice).

Words that rhyme with Interpol

Sebastopol • folderol

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