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police force

police (def 1).
Origin of police force
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • 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

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