Definitions for Constableˈkʌn stə bəl, ˈkɒn-

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. constable(noun)

    a lawman with less authority and jurisdiction than a sheriff

  2. Constable, John Constable(noun)

    English landscape painter (1776-1837)

  3. constable, police constable(noun)

    a police officer of the lowest rank

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  1. constable(Noun)

    A police officer ranking below sergeant in most British/New Zealand police forces. (See also Chief Constable).

  2. constable(Noun)

    Officer of a noble court in the middle ages, usually a senior army commander. (See also marshal).

  3. constable(Noun)

    Public officer, usually at municipal level, responsible for maintaining order or serving writs and court orders.

  4. constable(Noun)

    A elected head of a parish (also known as a connu00E9table)

  5. Origin: conestable ( > French connétable), from comes stabuli. For the sense-development, compare marshall.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Constable(noun)

    a high officer in the monarchical establishments of the Middle Ages

  2. Constable(noun)

    an officer of the peace having power as a conservator of the public peace, and bound to execute the warrants of judicial officers

  3. Origin: [OE. conestable, constable, a constable (in sense 1), OF. conestable, F. conntable, LL. conestabulus, constabularius, comes stabuli, orig., count of the stable, master of the horse, equerry; comes count (L. companion) + L. stabulum stable. See Count a nobleman, and Stable.]

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  1. Constable

    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.

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  1. Constable

    a high officer of State in the Roman empire, in France, and in England, charged at one time with military, judicial, and regulative functions.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Constable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4411

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Constable' in Nouns Frequency: #1702

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