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an officer of a legislative body, or of a deliberative or judicial assembly, who executes commands in preserving order and arresting offenders. See Sergeant, 1.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He perceived Chateau-Renaud and Debray, who had just gained the good graces of a sergeant-at-arms, and who had persuaded the latter to let them stand before, instead of behind him, as they ought to have done.
The Senate on Wednesday adopted a resolution which honors former Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Jose Balajadia Jr.
Security operatives within the premises of the National Assembly including the Sergeant-at-Arms shut down the entrance of the complex, diverting vehicular movement to alternative routes.
Meanwhile, House Sergeant-at-Arms Retired Major General Romeo Prestoza said there are no substantial threats for the upcoming SONA.
The Department of National Defense (DND) mourned the passing of retired Major General Jose Balajadia Jr., former Senate sergeant-at-arms and a veteran Philippine Air Force (PAF) officer, who died Sunday due to various ailments.
As reported in the previous issue, on November 20, 2018, the House adopted a motion placing the Clerk and Sergeant-at-Arms on administrative leave.
On a Production Order, signed by the secretary or by any other officer authorised on his behalf, addressed to the government of the province where the member is held in custody, or to the authority concerned, the provincial government or such authority shall cause the member in custody to be produced before the sergeant-at-arms, who shall, after the conclusion of the sitting or the meeting, deliver the member into the custody of the provincial government or other authority concerned.
Some snatched the mace from the sergeant-at-arms, as others locked the chamber's doors and threw water bottles and other objects at the speaker.
On behalf of JS speaker, sergeant-at-arms, Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah, Chief Whip Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury, on behalf of Awami League Amir Hossain Amu and AL leaders placed wreaths on the coffin.
Ndenderu MCA Solomon Kinuthia was among the members who found themselves on the receiving end after a number of his colleagues rained blows on him and even tore his jacket during the chaos which lasted for close to ten minutes as the Speaker watched.The sergeant-at-arms unsuccessfully tried to throw him and other rowdy members out of the chambers.
As per rules, Durrani would take charge as the custodian of the house soon after the NAB authorities hand him over to Sergeant-at-Arms of the provincial assembly.
Other people present at the scene got the guards freed but later one of them was captured again and handed over to the sergeant-at-arms of the Parliament House while the other managed to escape.