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
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.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kun′sta-bl, n. formerly a state-officer of the highest rank: the warden of a castle: a peace-officer: a policeman.—ns. Con′stablery, the charge of a constable; Con′stableship; Con′stablewick, the district of a constable; Con′stabling, acting as a constable or policeman; Constab′ulary, the body of constables of a district, town, &c.—adj. of or pertaining to constables, or peace-officers.—Constable of France, chief of the household under the old French kings, then commander-in-chief of the army, judge in questions of chivalry, tournaments, and martial displays.—High Constable, one of two constables ordained in every hundred or franchise, to make the view of armour, and to see to the conservation of the peace; High Constable of Scotland, the first subject in Scotland after the blood-royal; Lord High Constable of England, the seventh great officer of the crown, and formerly a judge in the court of chivalry.—Outrun the constable, to go too fast: to get into debt.—Special constable, a person sworn in by the justices to preserve the peace, or to execute warrants on special occasions. [O. Fr. conestable (Fr. connétable)—L. comes stabuli, count of the stabulum, stable.]
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
The numerical value of Constable in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Constable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Virgil Earp was the constable back before Virgil Earp brothers got here — Wyatt and Morgan — and Virgil Earp actually killed a cowboy out in front of the Palace, doc Holiday( played) cards here before they went to Tombstone.
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
Images & Illustrations of Constable
Translations for Constable
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for Constable »
Find a translation for the Constable definition in other languages:
Select another language: