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  1. an official international agency that coordinates the police activities of more than 100 member nations: organized in 1923 with headquarters in Paris.
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Origin of Interpol

Inter(national Criminal) Pol(ice Organization)
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n acronym for
  1. International Criminal Police Organization, an association of over 100 national police forces, devoted chiefly to fighting international crime
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1952, abbreviation of international police, in full, The International Criminal Police Commission, founded 1923 with headquarters in Paris.

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