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Dictionary entry overview: What does police state mean?
• POLICE STATE (noun)
The noun POLICE STATE has 1 sense:
1. a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)
Familiarity information: POLICE STATE used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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A country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)
Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
Hypernyms ("police state" is a kind of...):
absolutism; authoritarianism; Caesarism; despotism; dictatorship; monocracy; one-man rule; shogunate; Stalinism; totalitarianism; tyranny (a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.))
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