Definitions for Constableˈkʌn stə bəl, ˈkɒn-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
con•sta•bleˈkɒn stə bəl; esp. Brit. ˈkʌn-(n.)
an officer of the peace in a town or township, having minor police and judicial functions.
(in Great Britain and some Commonwealth countries) a police officer, esp. of the lowest rank.
Category: Government, British
an officer of high rank in medieval monarchies.
the keeper or governor of a royal fortress or castle.
Origin of constable:
1200–50; ME conestable < AF, OF < LL comes stabulīcount2 of the stable1
Con•sta•bleˈkʌn stə bəl, ˈkɒn-(n.)
John, 1776–1837, English painter.
a lawman with less authority and jurisdiction than a sheriff
Constable, John Constable(noun)
English landscape painter (1776-1837)
constable, police constable(noun)
a police officer of the lowest rank
A police officer ranking below sergeant in most British/New Zealand police forces. (See also Chief Constable).
Officer of a noble court in the middle ages, usually a senior army commander. (See also marshal).
Public officer, usually at municipal level, responsible for maintaining order or serving writs and court orders.
A elected head of a parish (also known as a connu00E9table)
Origin: conestable ( > French connétable), from comes stabuli. For the sense-development, compare marshall.
a high officer in the monarchical establishments of the Middle Ages
an officer of the peace having power as a conservator of the public peace, and bound to execute the warrants of judicial officers
A constable is a person holding a particular office, most commonly in law enforcement. The office of constable can vary significantly in different jurisdictions. A constable is commonly the rank of an officer within the police.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a high officer of State in the Roman empire, in France, and in England, charged at one time with military, judicial, and regulative functions.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Constable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4411
Rank popularity for the word 'Constable' in Nouns Frequency: #1702
Translations for Constable
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a policeman, especially one not of high rank.
- konstabel, diender, polisieagentAfrikaans
- شُرطي بَريطانيArabic
- policialPortuguese (BR)
- der SchutzmannGerman
- policía, guardia, agente de policíaSpanish
- agent/-e de policeFrench
- שׁוֹטֵר, שׁוֹטֶרֶתHebrew
- चौकीदार, कान्स्टेबलHindi
- stražar, policajac, činovnikCroatian
- agen polisiIndonesian
- polis, [polis]konstapelSwedish
- polis memuruTurkish
- 低階警察Chinese (Trad.)
- констебль, полісменUkrainian
- سپاهى، كانسٹیبلUrdu
- viên cảnh sátVietnamese
- 警察，治安官Chinese (Simp.)
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