Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A city-state of ancient Greece.

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  • n. A city, or a city-state.
  • n. The police.
  • n. A policeman or policewoman.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Greek; see pelə-3 in Indo-European roots.

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From Ancient Greek πόλις (pólis, "city state").

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From Standard English police, compare Scots polis.

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