police state(redirected from Police states)
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A state in which the government exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic, and political life of the people, especially by means of a secret police force.
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a state or country in which a repressive government maintains control through the police
a totalitarian state or country in which a national police force, esp. a secret police, suppresses any act that conflicts with government policy.
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|Noun||1.||police state - a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)|