Definitions for Constableˈkʌn stə bəl, ˈkɒn-

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Princeton's WordNet

  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


  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 Dictionary

  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.]


  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.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    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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  1. Ibn-e-Safi:

    Why is it that an ordinary clerk has to pass the examination for clerkship, a police constable has to go through training as a recruit before he could be commissioned and on the other hand vegetable-selling middlemen, good-for-nothing fuedals and imbecile merchants go sit in the Assemblies directly and start legisltating and some even become members of the cabinet

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