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police procedural

noun
1.
a mystery novel, film, or television drama that deals realistically with police work.
Also called procedural.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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Examples from the web for police procedural
  • The show is really a fantasy in police procedural clothing, and that is implicitly understood by the viewers.
  • Part of the movie is a complex and suspenseful police procedural, culminating in a set of unnerving interrogations.
  • Brilliant writer that he is, here's what he came up with: a police procedural set in neighboring, nearly identical cities.
British Dictionary definitions for police procedural

police procedural

noun
1.
a novel, film, or television drama that deals realistically with police work
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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