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for Police court
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Police \Po*lice"\, n. [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a
state, government, administration, Gr. ?, fr. ? to be a
citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. ? citizen, fr.
? city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. Policy polity,
1. 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
2. That which concerns the order of the community; the
internal regulation of a state.
3. 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.
4. (Mil.) Military police, the body of soldiers detailed to
preserve civil order and attend to sanitary arrangements
in a camp or garrison.
5. The cleaning of a camp or garrison, or the state ? a camp
as to cleanliness.
Police commissioner, a civil officer, usually one of a
board, commissioned to regulate and control the
appointment, duties, and discipline of the police.
Police constable, or Police officer, a policeman.
Police court, a minor court to try persons brought before
it by the police.
Police inspector, an officer of police ranking next below a
Police jury, a body of officers who collectively exercise
jurisdiction in certain cases of police, as levying taxes,
etc.; -- so called in Louisiana. --Bouvier.
Police justice, or Police magistrate, a judge of a police
Police offenses (Law), minor offenses against the order of
the community, of which a police court may have final
Police station, the headquarters of the police, or of a
section of them; the place where the police assemble for
orders, and to which they take arrested persons.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a court that has power to prosecute for minor offenses and
to bind over for trial in a superior court anyone accused
of serious offenses
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