police station

police station
noun Date: 1846 the headquarters of the police for a locality

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Police station — 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 station — police stations N COUNT: oft in names A police station is the local office of a police force in a particular area. Two police officers arrested him and took him to Kensington police station …   English dictionary

  • police station — ► NOUN ▪ the office of a local police force …   English terms dictionary

  • police station — n. the headquarters of a local or district police force …   English World dictionary

  • Police station — A police station (also called stationhouse) is a building which serves as the headquarters of a police force or unit which serves a specific district. These buildings contain offices and accommodation for personnel and vehicles such as locker… …   Wikipedia

  • police station */ — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms police station : singular police station plural police stations the building where the local police force works …   English dictionary

  • police station — police headquarters for a particular district, from which police officers are dispatched and to which persons under arrest are brought. Also called station house. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • police station — police′ sta tion n. the police headquarters for a particular district Also called station house • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • police station — police headquarters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • police station — noun a station that serves as headquarters for police in a particular district; serves as a place from which policemen are dispatched and to which arrested persons are brought • Syn: ↑police headquarters, ↑station house • Hypernyms: ↑station •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • police station — po lice .station n the local office of the police in a town, part of a city etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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