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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; ˌkɒn-)
n
1. (Law) (in Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, etc) a police officer of the lowest rank
2. (Law) any of various officers of the peace, esp one who arrests offenders, serves writs, etc
3. the keeper or governor of a royal castle or fortress
4. (Historical Terms) (in medieval Europe) the chief military officer and functionary of a royal household, esp in France and England
5. (Historical Terms) an officer of a hundred in medieval England, originally responsible for raising the military levy but later assigned other administrative duties
[C13: from Old French, from Late Latin comes stabulī officer in charge of the stable, from Latin comes comrade + stabulum dwelling, stable; see also count2]
ˈconstableˌship n

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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