What does constable mean?

Definitions for constable
ˈkʌn stə bəl, ˈkɒn-con·sta·ble

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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

Wiktionary

  1. constable(Noun)

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

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

  2. constable(Noun)

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

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

  3. constable(Noun)

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

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

  4. constable(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Constable

    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

  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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. constable

    The title in the Middle Ages of the highest military officer in France under the king. The term comes from the low Latin phrase comes stabuli, count of the stables.

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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of constable in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of constable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of constable in a Sentence

  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

  2. Alan Rosen:

    This lawsuit is an effort to impugn the good reputation of the hard-working men and women of the Precinct One Constable's Office, i believe our system of due process works and that justice and truth will prevail as facts in this case come to light.

  3. Dane Schiller:

    We are not the investigative agency for such allegations, be them administrative, civil or criminal, this lawsuit is an effort to impugn the good reputation of the hard-working men and women of the Precinct One Constable's Office.

  4. Wesley Norris:

    Gen. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, in the meantime, stood by, and frequently enjoined( a county constable) to lay it on well, an injunction which he did not fail to heed ; not satisfied with simply lacerating our naked flesh, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee then ordered the overseer to thoroughly wash our backs with brine, which was done.

  5. Dave Michelson:

    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.

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    • A. commensal
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