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Army vs. Police

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Main Difference

The main difference between Army and Police is that the Army is a military branch of service primarily focused on ground warfare and Police is a constituted body of persons empowered by the state to enforce the law.

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  • Army (noun)

    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."

  • Army (noun)

    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."

  • Army (noun)

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

    "The army opposed the legislature's involvement."

  • Army (noun)

    A large group of people working toward the same purpose.

    "It took an army of accountants to uncover the fraud."

  • Army (noun)

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

    "Our house is being attacked by an army of ants."

  • Army (noun)

    Any multitude.

    "On sunny days the beaches draw armies of tourists of all kinds."

  • Police (noun)

    A civil force granted the legal authority for law enforcement and maintaining public order. from 18th c.

    "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."

  • Police (noun)

    A police officer. from 19th c.

  • Police (noun)

    Policy. 15th-19th c.

  • Police (noun)

    Communal living; civilization. 16th-19th c.

  • Police (noun)

    The regulation of a given community or society; administration, law and order etc. from 17th c.

  • Police (verb)

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

    "Extra security was hired to police the crowd at the big game."

  • Police (verb)

    To patrol or clean up an area.

  • Police (verb)

    To enforce norms or standards upon.

    "to police a person's identity"

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  • Army (noun)

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

  • Army (noun)

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

  • Army (noun)

    A great number; a vast multitude; a host.

  • Police (noun)

    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.

  • Police (noun)

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

  • Police (noun)

    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.

  • Police (noun)

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

  • Police (noun)

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

  • Police

    To keep in order by police.

  • Police

    To make clean; as, to police a camp.

Webster Dictionary
  • Army (noun)

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

  • Army (noun)

    a large number of people united for some specific purpose

  • Police (noun)

    the force of policemen and officers;

    "the law came looking for him"

  • Police (verb)

    maintain the security of by carrying out a control

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