Police

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation, General Australian, General American) IPA(key): /pəˈliːs/
(England, colloquial) IPA(key): /ˈpliːs/
(Southern American English, Scotland) IPA(key): /ˈpoʊ.liːs/

Etymology
From Middle French police, from Latin politia (“state, government”), from Ancient Greek πολιτεία (politeía). Doublet of policy and polity.

Police Power Definition:
A local or regional government's authority to enforce within its limits, laws, ordinances or regulations.

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