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Army vs. Police

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Armynoun

A large, highly organized military force, concerned mainly with ground (rather than air or naval) operations.

‘The army was sent in to quell the uprising.’;

Policenoun

A civil force granted the legal authority for law enforcement and maintaining public order.

‘Call the police!’; ‘The police operating in New York City operate under the New York City Police Department, several other City agencies and boards, and several public authorities.’;

Armynoun

Used absolutely for that entire branch of the armed forces.

‘The army received a bigger share of this year's budget increase than the navy or air force.’;

Policenoun

A police officer.

Armynoun

(often capitalized) Within a vast military, a very large tactical contingent (e.g. a number of divisions).

‘The Fourth Army suffered such losses that its remainders were merged into the Second Army, also deployed on the Western front.’;

Policenoun

(obsolete) Policy.

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Armynoun

The governmental agency in charge of a state's army.

‘The army opposed the legislature's involvement.’;

Policenoun

(obsolete) Communal living; civilization.

Armynoun

(figuratively) A large group of people working toward the same purpose.

‘It took an army of accountants to uncover the fraud.’;

Policenoun

The regulation of a given community or society; administration, law and order etc.

Armynoun

(figuratively) A large group of social animals working toward the same purpose.

‘Our house is being attacked by an army of ants.’;

Policeverb

(transitive) To enforce the law and keep order among (a group).

‘Extra security was hired to police the crowd at the big game.’;

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Armynoun

(figuratively) Any multitude.

‘On sunny days the beaches draw armies of tourists of all kinds.’;

Policeverb

(transitive) To patrol or clean up an area.

Armynoun

A collection or body of men armed for war, esp. one organized in companies, battalions, regiments, brigades, and divisions, under proper officers.

Policeverb

To enforce norms or standards upon.

‘to police a person's identity’;

Armynoun

A body of persons organized for the advancement of a cause; as, the Blue Ribbon Army.

Policenoun

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.

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Armynoun

A great number; a vast multitude; a host.

‘An army of good words.’;

Policenoun

That which concerns the order of the community; the internal regulation of a state.

Armynoun

a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state

Policenoun

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.

Armynoun

a large number of people united for some specific purpose

Policenoun

Military police, the body of soldiers detailed to preserve civil order and attend to sanitary arrangements in a camp or garrison.

Army

An army (from Latin arma via Old French armée, [feminine]), ground force or land force is a fighting force that fights primarily on land. In the broadest sense, it is the land-based military branch, service branch or armed service of a nation or state.

‘arms, weapons’; ‘armed’;

Policenoun

The cleaning of a camp or garrison, or the state a camp as to cleanliness.

Policeverb

To keep in order by police.

Policeverb

To make clean; as, to police a camp.

Policenoun

the force of policemen and officers;

‘the law came looking for him’;

Policeverb

maintain the security of by carrying out a control

Police

The police are a constituted body of persons empowered by a state, with the aim to enforce the law, to ensure the safety, health and possessions of citizens, and to prevent crime and civil disorder. Their lawful powers include arrest and the use of force legitimized by the state via the monopoly on violence.

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