noun, plural po·leis [poh-lahys] /ˈpoʊ laɪs/.
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His father coined the word “poliatrist”, meaning a healer of the polis or city.Hector Abad On “Oblivion: A Memoir,” a Memorial to His Murdered Father|Maya Jaggi|April 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Frank is retiring, Baldwin is running for the Senate, and Polis and Ciciline are up for reelection.
The polis hae been searchin' noo for a fortnight an' nae trace o' her can be got.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
Polis had evidently more curiosity respecting the few settlers in those woods than we.The Maine Woods|Henry David Thoreau
Between times th' polis give him his own side iv th' sthreet, an' on'y took him whin his back was tur-rned.Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War|Finley Peter Dunne
Ye're lippenin' to the polis, but in a' my days I never kenned the polis in time.Huntingtower|John Buchan
And her place in the Polis was dependent on the basileus, Michael.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel|Robert Shea