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con·sta·ble

 (kŏn′stə-bəl, kŭn′-)
n.
1. A peace officer with less authority and smaller jurisdiction than a sheriff, empowered to serve writs and warrants and make arrests.
2. A medieval officer of high rank, usually serving as military commander in the absence of a monarch.
3. The governor of a royal castle.
4. Chiefly British A police officer.

[Middle English, from Old French conestable, from Late Latin comes stabulī, officer of the stable : Latin comes, officer, companion; see ei- in Indo-European roots + Latin stabulī, genitive of stabulum, stable; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

con′sta·ble·ship′ n.

Constable

(ˈkʌnstəbəl)
n
(Biography) John. 1776–1837, English landscape painter, noted particularly for his skill in rendering atmospheric effects of changing light

Constable

(ˈkʌnstəbəl)
n
(Biography) John. 1776–1837, English landscape painter, noted particularly for his skill in rendering atmospheric effects of changing light

con•sta•ble

(ˈkɒn stə bəl; esp. Brit. ˈkʌn-)

n.
1. an officer of the peace in a town or township, having minor police and judicial functions.
2. (in Great Britain and some Commonwealth countries) a police officer, esp. of the lowest rank.
3. an officer of high rank in medieval monarchies.
4. the keeper or governor of a royal fortress or castle.
[1200–50; Middle English conestable < Anglo-French, Old French < Late Latin comes stabulī count2 of the stable1]

Con•sta•ble

(ˈkʌn stə bəl, ˈkɒn-)

n.
John, 1776–1837, English painter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.constable - a lawman with less authority and jurisdiction than a sheriffconstable - a lawman with less authority and jurisdiction than a sheriff
law officer, lawman, peace officer - an officer of the law
2.constable - English landscape painter (1776-1837)Constable - English landscape painter (1776-1837)
3.constable - a police officer of the lowest rankconstable - a police officer of the lowest rank
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
police officer, policeman, officer - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"

constable

noun
Chiefly British. A member of a law-enforcement agency:
Informal: cop, law.
Slang: bull, copper, flatfoot, fuzz, gendarme, heat, man (often uppercase).
Chiefly British: bobby, peeler.
Translations
شُرطي بَريطاني
strážník
politibetjent
löggæslumaîur
policijapolicininkas
policists
strážnik
stražnik
konstapel
polis memuru

constable

[ˈkʌnstəbl] N (Brit) (also police constable) → agente mf de policía, policía mf; (as form of address) → señor(a) policía

constable

[ˈkɒnstəbəl] n (British)agent m de police, gendarme m chief constable

constable

n (Brit: = police constable) → Polizist(in) m(f); (in address) → Herr Wachtmeister, Frau Wachtmeisterin

constable

[ˈkʌnstəbl] n (Brit) (also police constable) → agente m/f (di polizia)

constable

(ˈkanstəbl) , ((American) ˈka:n-) noun
a policeman, especially one not of high rank.
conˈstabulary (-ˈstӕbju-) nounplural conˈstabularies
a police force.
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Neither were needed, however, for at that moment there was a scattering of the crowd, and two police constables, burly and helmeted, pushed their way through the rabble.
Between the brother and sister he remained in this posture, quite unresisting and passive, until Mr Swiveller returned, with a police constable at his heels.
A guilty-looking cat issuing from under the stones ran for a while in front of Mr Verloc, then dived into another basement; and a thick police constable, looking a stranger to every emotion, as if he too were part of inorganic nature, surging apparently out of a lamp-post, took not the slightest notice of Mr Verloc.
Snagsby descends and finds the two 'prentices intently contemplating a police constable, who holds a ragged boy by the arm.
The garden was bounded by a three-foot brick wall with a fringe of wood rails upon the top, and against this wall was leaning a stalwart police constable, surrounded by a small knot of loafers, who craned their necks and strained their eyes in the vain hope of catching some glimpse of the proceedings within.
Mr Inspector speedily returning down the wooden stairs, with a police constable, Lightwood asked him if he had seen his friend leave them?
But at that instant someone seized him from behind, and a police constable stood between them.
After taking notice of situation, IG Islamabad Tahir Alam phoned CPO Rawalpindi, who himself visited the women police station where he found over 150 women police constables scrambling to find seating arrangements.
CHARSADDHA -- Two unknown assailants riding on a bike Friday killed two traffic police constables at duty.
A statement from Gwent Police said: "Following a professional standards hearing presided over by two senior police officers and an independent member three police constables were dismissed without notice for gross misconduct.
If you're a sergeant, police constables like Mr Doyle are exactly what you want.
The five police constables were arrested on December 19 after the school student finally confided in her sister and a formal complaint was lodged against them.
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