police force


noun


Nearby words

  1. police,
  2. police action,
  3. police car,
  4. police court,
  5. police dog,
  6. police motu,
  7. police officer,
  8. police power,
  9. police procedural,
  10. police reporter

Origin of police force

First recorded in 1830–40

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Examples from the Web for police force

  • 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