- a nation in which the police, especially a secret police, summarily suppresses any social, economic, or political act that conflicts with governmental policy.
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The police-state system expanded beyond the Arabs to Iran and Pakistan and other Muslim states.The End of Arab Police States?
April 23, 2011
- a state or country in which a repressive government maintains control through the police
A nation whose rulers maintain order and obedience by the threat of police or military force; one with a brutal, arbitrary government.