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police force

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noun
  1. police(def 1).

Origin of police force

First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for police force

Historical Examples

  • I hope they are all on the police-force in the new Santiago.

    Wounds in the rain

    Stephen Crane

  • After his dismissal from the police-force, Chelteux founded a bureau of private information.

    The Honor of the Name

    Emile Gaboriau

  • Away with that police-force of brutal words which bursts in on our best moments and arrests our finest feelings!

    Trivia

    Logan Pearsall Smith