cảnh sát



Sino-Vietnamese word from 警察, from Japanese 警察 (keisatsu, police)



cảnh sát

  1. (Overseas Vietnamese or chiefly law) the police
    cảnh sát giao thôngthe traffic police
    cảnh sát phòng cháy chữa cháythe firefighting "police"
    đồn cảnh sátpolice station
    xe cảnh sátpolice car
  2. a police officer
    cảnh sát trưởngan American sheriff

Usage notesEdit

In Vietnam, law enforcement forces and officers of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the People's Republic of China are referred to as công an (public security) but rarely as cảnh sát in common parlance outside of fixed compounds. Equivalent institutions in other countries are referred to as cảnh sát, both by speakers in Vietnam and overseas. Cảnh sát also refers to various branches of the public security forces in Vietnam.


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