High constable

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a constable having certain duties and powers within a hundred.
(Law) a chief of constabulary. See Constable, n., 2.

See also: Constable, High

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
``I make the arrest,'' replied the Knight ``I, Henry Bohun, Earl of Essex, Lord High Constable of England.''
Another is Merlin Hay, the Lord High Constable of Scotland, who was also unaware he is the 13th great grandson of the famous Scottish queen.
Its heyday was in the first half of the 19th century when the magistrates for Upper Agbrigg were based in Huddersfield and supported by a high constable with an office in Market Street.
But there's a spirited princess (Eleanor Tomlinson, who was in Alice in Wonderland) who needs rescuing, a power-mad lord high constable (Stanley Tucci) to foil, a soldier (Ewan McGregor) to befriend and all those giants to slay.
Warren said that Free Agent, a Listed winner with Richard Hannon, and the Roger Charlton-trained High Constable, who was set to run at Royal Ascot until suffering an injury, were back in training.
The Jeremy Noseda-trained Galileo colt made his debut at the turn of the year at Wolverhampton, showing definite ability in finishing third to odds-on High Constable from the Roger Charlton yard.
Mark Johnston's Greyfriarschorista was a massive eyecatcher when finishing second behind the gambled-on High Constable at Wolverhampton recently and looks a good thing to go one better in the Bet Multiples-Betdaq Median Auction Maiden Stakes.
Their extravagant lifestyle was highlighted after the notorious murder of Josslyn Victor Hay, 22nd Earl of Erroll and Hereditary Lord High Constable of Scotland.