One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Law (chiefly US), the right of a government to make laws regulating conduct to the extent that they are necessary to secure the health, safety, good order, comfort, or general welfare of the community.
2Generally any power exercised by a police force.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Times.
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