Interpol

Interpol

[in-ter-pohl]
noun
an official international agency that coordinates the police activities of more than 100 member nations: organized in 1923 with headquarters in Paris.

Origin:
Inter(national Criminal) Pol(ice Organization)

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Interpol (ˈɪntəˌpɒl)
 
n acronym for
International Criminal Police Organization, an association of over 100 national police forces, devoted chiefly to fighting international crime

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Interpol
1952, abbreviation of international police, in full, The International Criminal Police Commission, founded 1923 with headquarters in Paris.
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INTERPOL
International Criminal Police Organization
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