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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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Finally, the Chair asked sergeants at arms in National Assembly to take away the mobiles of those making video.
Finally, the chair asked sergeants at arms in the National Assembly to take away the mobiles of those making videos.