Parent vs Police - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between parent and police

is that parent is one of the two persons from whom one is immediately biologically descended; a mother or father while police is policy (contract of insurance).

As a verb parent

is to act as parent, to raise or rear.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia parent)


(en noun)
  • One of the two persons from whom one is immediately biologically descended; a mother or father.
  • My twin sister says she loves our parents , but honestly, I dislike them .
  • * c. 1595 , (William Shakespeare), The Tempest , First Folio 1623, I.2:
  • my trust / Like a good parent , did beget of him / A falsehood in it's contrarie, as great / As my trust was, which had indeede no limit, / A confidence sans bound.
  • *
  • And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see? His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind [...].
  • * 2005 , Siobhan O'Neill, The Guardian , 24 Aug 2005:
  • The NHS is naturally pro-immunisation, reassuring parents that their babies can easily cope with these jabs.
  • A person who acts as a parent in rearing a child; a step-parent or adoptive parent.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=(Joseph Stiglitz)
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=19, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Globalisation is about taxes too , passage=It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. […] It is the starving of the public sector which has been pivotal in America no longer being the land of opportunity – with a child's life prospects more dependent on the income and education of its parents than in other advanced countries.}}
  • (obsolete) A relative.
  • The source or origin of something.
  • * 1785 , (Thomas Jefferson), Notes on the State of Virginia :
  • Misery is often the parent of the most affecting touches in poetry.
  • (biology) An organism from which a plant or animal is immediately biologically descended.
  • (label) Sponsor, supporter, owner, protector.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1944, author=(w)
  • , title= The Three Corpse Trick, section=chapter 5 , passage=The dinghy was trailing astern at the end of its painter, and Merrion looked at it as he passed. He saw that it was a battered-looking affair of the prahm type, with a blunt snout, and like the parent ship, had recently been painted a vivid green.}}
  • # A parent company.
  • #* {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=68, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= T time , passage=The ability to shift profits to low-tax countries by locating intellectual property in them
  • (computing) The object from which a child or derived object is descended; a node superior to another node.
  • Synonyms

    * (person from whom one is descended) progenitor * mother


    * (person from whom one is descended) child, offspring * child


    * (person from whom one is descended) father, mother

    Derived terms

    * parentage * parental * parentdom * parenthood * parentish * parentless * parentlike * parently * parentness * parentship * parent company


  • To act as parent, to raise or rear.
  • Derived terms

    * parenting


    See also

    * foster


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  • A civil force granted the legal authority for law enforcement and maintain public order.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=18 citation , passage=‘Then the father has a great fight with his terrible conscience,’ said Munday with granite seriousness. ‘Should he make a row with the police […]? Or should he say nothing about it and condone brutality for fear of appearing in the newspapers?}}
  • * {{quote-book, 2006, David Simon, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, page=440 citation
  • , passage=This time it is the worst kind of call a murder police can get.}}
  • (obsolete) Policy.
  • (obsolete) Communal living; civilization.
  • * 2002 , , The Greta Nation , Penguin 2003, p. 218:
  • The notion of ‘police ’ – that is, rational administration – was seen as a historical force which could bring civilized improvement to societies.


    * the cobblers, the fuzz, pigs]], , bobbies, peelers, woodentops (qualifier), [[6-up, the law

    Derived terms

    * chief of police * police box * police brutality * police captain * police car * police chief * police commissioner * police constable * police department * police detective * police dog * police force * police headquarters * police jury * police lieutenant * policeman * police officer * police precinct * police protection * police record * police sergeant * police service * police squad * police state * police station * police van * police wagon * policewoman


  • To enforce the law and keep order among (a group).
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 24, author=Nathan Rabin, work=The Onion AV Club
  • , title= Film: Reviews: Men In Black 3 , passage=Smith returns in Men In Black 3 as a veteran agent of a secret organization dedicated to policing the earth’s many extraterrestrials. }}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist), author=Schumpeter
  • , title= Cronies and capitols , passage=Policing the relationship between government and business in a free society is difficult. Businesspeople have every right to lobby governments, and civil servants to take jobs in the private sector. Governments have to find the best people to fill important jobs: there is a limited supply of people who understand the financial system, for example.}}
  • To patrol an area.
  • * 2006 , , Hundred-Dollar Baby , Putnam, ISBN 0399153764, page 275,
  • "Fire off several rounds in a residential building and stop to police the brass?"
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