sergeant at arms


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sergeant at arms

n. pl. sergeants at arms
An officer appointed to keep order within an organization, such as a legislative, judicial, or social body.
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sergeant at arms

n
1. an officer of a legislative or fraternal body responsible for maintaining internal order
2. (Historical Terms) (formerly) an officer who served a monarch or noble, esp as an armed attendant
Also: sergeant, serjeant at arms or serjeant
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ser′geant at arms′


n.
an officer of a legislative, judicial, or other body, whose chief duty is to preserve order.
[1350–1400]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sergeant at arms - an officer (as of a legislature or court) who maintains order and executes commands
law-makers, legislative assembly, legislative body, legislature, general assembly - persons who make or amend or repeal laws
officeholder, officer - someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust; "he is an officer of the court"; "the club elected its officers for the coming year"
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