Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of a police force.

Etymologies

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police +‎ -like

Examples

  • I knocked, flashing my little laminated card I got from the police that makes me look like an official policelike person.

    Dead Beat

  • I knocked, flashing my little laminated card I got from the police that makes me look like an official policelike person.

    Dead Beat

  • But it is becoming an increasingly complicated situation for the troops on the ground there, having to deal with refugees and others in almost a policelike fashion as they come through U.S. areas.

    CNN Transcript Mar 29, 2003

  • He took off his policelike cap to reveal tightly curled white hair.

    One False Move

  • I saw no evidence that he knew the victims personally, which meant he had been surveilling them another thing he’d consider policelike and constructing his fantasy of control, degradation, and murder before he went in.

    Obsession

  • I’ve since changed because I have become a little more policelike in my way of dealing with people, and I do that now with confidence as a result of the police experience.

    Obsession

  • I saw no evidence that he knew the victims personally, which meant he had been surveilling them another thing he’d consider policelike and constructing his fantasy of control, degradation, and murder before he went in.

    Obsession

  • I’ve since changed because I have become a little more policelike in my way of dealing with people, and I do that now with confidence as a result of the police experience.

    Obsession

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