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con·stab·u·lar·y

 (kən-stăb′yə-lĕr′ē)
n. pl. con·stab·u·lar·ies
1. The body of constables of a district or city.
2. The district under the jurisdiction of a constable.
3. An armed police force organized like a military unit.
adj.
Of or relating to constables, constabularies, or their jurisdictions.

constabulary

(kənˈstæbjʊlərɪ)
n, pl -laries
(Law) the police force of a town or district
adj
(Law) of or relating to constables, constabularies, or their duties

con•stab•u•lar•y1

(kənˈstæb yəˌlɛr i)

n., pl. -lar•ies.
1. the body of constables of a district.
2. a body of officers of the peace organized on a military basis.
[1350–1400; Middle English constablerie < Old French < Medieval Latin constabulāria, feminine of constabulārius constabulary2]

con•stab•u•lar•y2

(kənˈstæb yəˌlɛr i)

also con•stab•u•lar

(-yə lər)

adj.
pertaining to constables or their duties.
[1815–25; < Medieval Latin constabulārius; see constable, -ary]

Constabulary

 constables or the police force collectively, 1824.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.constabulary - the force of policemen and officersconstabulary - the force of policemen and officers; "the law came looking for him"
personnel, force - group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
European Law Enforcement Organisation, Europol - police organization for the European Union; aims to improve effectiveness and cooperation among European police forces
gendarmerie, gendarmery - French police force; a group of gendarmes or gendarmes collectively
Mutawa, Mutawa'een - religious police in Saudi Arabia whose duty is to ensure strict adherence to established codes of conduct; offenders may be detained indefinitely; foreigners are not excluded
Mounties, RCMP, Royal Canadian Mounted Police - the federal police force of Canada
New Scotland Yard, Scotland Yard - the detective department of the metropolitan police force of London
secret police - a police force that operates in secrecy (usually against persons suspected of treason or sedition)
Schutzstaffel, SS - special police force in Nazi Germany founded as a personal bodyguard for Adolf Hitler in 1925; the SS administered the concentration camps
law enforcement agency - an agency responsible for insuring obedience to the laws
posse, posse comitatus - a temporary police force
police officer, policeman, officer - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"
Translations
رِجال شُرْطَه
policejní sborpolicie
politikorpspolitistyrke
lögregluliî
polis gücü

constabulary

[kənˈstæbjʊlərɪ] Npolicía f

constabulary

[kənˈstæbjʊləri] n (British)police f, gendarmerie f

constabulary

n (Brit) → Polizei f no pl

constabulary

[kənˈstæbjʊlrɪ] npolizia

constable

(ˈkanstəbl) , ((American) ˈka:n-) noun
a policeman, especially one not of high rank.
conˈstabulary (-ˈstӕbju-) nounplural conˈstabularies
a police force.
References in classic literature ?
I am a copying-clerk at the police-office; and you know you cannot insult any belonging to the constabulary force without a chastisement.
It was at eleven forty-five that the first alarm reached the small local police station, in charge of Sergeant Wilson of the Sussex Constabulary.
The County Constabulary is in a scandalous state, sir, and it has not afforded me the protection to which I am entitled.
The clown at the piano played the constabulary chorus in the "Pirates of Penzance," but it was drowned in the deafening applause, for every gesture of the great comic actor was an admirable though restrained version of the carriage and manner of the police.
From the tramp standpoint, the constabulary of the township was particularly rotten, and I proceeded to open the eyes of the good people.
We crowded to the little window, which Mackenzie took care to fill; and a minute yielded no sound but the crunch and slither of constabulary boots upon sooty slates.
He would have clasped himself by the wrists in that constabulary manner of his, and have paced up and down the hearthrug, or gone creeping about among the rich objects of furniture, if his oppressive retainer had appeared in the room at that very moment.
On the inspector of constabulary informing him that he was a prisoner, he remarked that he was not surprised to hear it, and that it was no more than his deserts.
He introduced himself as Inspector Martin, of the Norfolk Constabulary, and he was considerably astonished when he heard the name of my companion.
The Minister highly appreciated performance of Frontier Constabulary in maintaining public orders with the cardinal task of policing the frontiers that separated the settled districts of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA.
Vehicles owned, hired or leased by Cheshire constabulary are involved in excess of 450 vehicle related collisions, incidents and cases of criminal damage each year.
In a press conference here at his office on Tuesday he said that ACE held investigation in embezzlement of Rs 230 million in Punjab constabulary.