Police offenses
Police Po*lice", n. [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, Gr. ?, fr. ? to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. ? citizen, fr. ? city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. {Policy} polity, {Polity}.] 1. A judicial and executive system, for the government of a city, town, or district, for the preservation of rights, order, cleanliness, health, etc., and for the enforcement of the laws and prevention of crime; the administration of the laws and regulations of a city, incorporated town, or borough. [1913 Webster]

2. That which concerns the order of the community; the internal regulation of a state. [1913 Webster]

3. The organized body of civil officers in a city, town, or district, whose particular duties are the preservation of good order, the prevention and detection of crime, and the enforcement of the laws. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mil.) Military police, the body of soldiers detailed to preserve civil order and attend to sanitary arrangements in a camp or garrison. [1913 Webster]

5. The cleaning of a camp or garrison, or the state ? a camp as to cleanliness. [1913 Webster]

{Police commissioner}, a civil officer, usually one of a board, commissioned to regulate and control the appointment, duties, and discipline of the police.

{Police constable}, or {Police officer}, a policeman.

{Police court}, a minor court to try persons brought before it by the police.

{Police inspector}, an officer of police ranking next below a superintendent.

{Police jury}, a body of officers who collectively exercise jurisdiction in certain cases of police, as levying taxes, etc.; -- so called in Louisiana. --Bouvier.

{Police justice}, or {Police magistrate}, a judge of a police court.

{Police offenses} (Law), minor offenses against the order of the community, of which a police court may have final jurisdiction.

{Police station}, the headquarters of the police, or of a section of them; the place where the police assemble for orders, and to which they take arrested persons. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • POLICE OFFENSES — POLICE OFFENSES, offenses arising in connection with the prevention of public mischief and for the maintenance of public security, as laid down in the Bible, that have formed the basis for elaborate regulations in later periods of Jewish law.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Police — Po*lice , n. [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, Gr. ?, fr. ? to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. ? citizen, fr. ? city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. {Policy} polity, {Polity}.] 1. A judicial …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Police commissioner — Police Po*lice , n. [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, Gr. ?, fr. ? to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. ? citizen, fr. ? city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. {Policy} polity, {Polity}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Police constable — Police Po*lice , n. [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, Gr. ?, fr. ? to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. ? citizen, fr. ? city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. {Policy} polity, {Polity}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Police court — Police Po*lice , n. [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, Gr. ?, fr. ? to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. ? citizen, fr. ? city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. {Policy} polity, {Polity}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Police inspector — Police Po*lice , n. [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, Gr. ?, fr. ? to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. ? citizen, fr. ? city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. {Policy} polity, {Polity}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Police jury — Police Po*lice , n. [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, Gr. ?, fr. ? to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. ? citizen, fr. ? city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. {Policy} polity, {Polity}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Police justice — Police Po*lice , n. [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, Gr. ?, fr. ? to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. ? citizen, fr. ? city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. {Policy} polity, {Polity}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Police magistrate — Police Po*lice , n. [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, Gr. ?, fr. ? to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. ? citizen, fr. ? city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. {Policy} polity, {Polity}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Police officer — Police Po*lice , n. [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, Gr. ?, fr. ? to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. ? citizen, fr. ? city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. {Policy} polity, {Polity}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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