Police \Po*lice"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Policed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Policing}.] 1. To keep in order by police. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mil.) To make clean; as, to police a camp. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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