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police action

a relatively localized military action undertaken by regular armed forces, without a formal declaration of war, against guerrillas, insurgents, or other forces held to be violating international peace and order.
Origin of police action
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then he noticed that he had put the police action order back into his outgoing basket.

    Mr. President Stephen Arr
  • I didn't mean that contact, so much as I meant taking some police action.

    Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • As Al left, President Wong saw the order for the police action on his desk.

    Mr. President Stephen Arr
  • His hand strayed over to the order he had signed that morning for a police action, then drifted aimlessly away.

    Mr. President Stephen Arr

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