Definition of Constable

1. Noun. A lawman with less authority and jurisdiction than a sheriff.

Generic synonyms: Law Officer, Lawman, Peace Officer



2. Noun. English landscape painter (1776-1837).
Exact synonyms: John Constable
Generic synonyms: Painter

3. Noun. A police officer of the lowest rank.

Definition of Constable

1. n. A high officer in the monarchical establishments of the Middle Ages.

Definition of Constable

1. Noun. (British NZ) A police officer ranking below sergeant in most British/New Zealand police forces. (See also Chief Constable). ¹

2. Noun. Officer of a noble court in the middle ages, usually a senior army commander. (See also marshal). ¹

3. Noun. (American English) Public officer, usually at municipal level, responsible for maintaining order or serving writs and court orders. ¹

4. Noun. (Channel Islands) A elected head of a parish (also known as a connétable) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Constable

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Literary usage of Constable

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"Constable, ARCHIBALD (1774- 1827), Scottish publisher, son of Thomas Constable, land steward to the Earl of Kellie, was born at Carnbee, Fifeshire, 24 Feb. ..."

2. The Works of Francis Bacon by John Thomas Scharf, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Francis Bacon, James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, Douglas Denon Heath, William Rawley (1879)
"As for the office of high or head constable, the original of that is yet more obscure; for though the high-constable's authority hath the more ample circuit ..."

3. A Practical Treatise of the Law of Evidence, and Digest of Proofs, in Civil by Thomas Starkie (1891)
"Defence by although no specific charge be made to the constable, yet if a felony has »constable, been committed, and information of the felony, ..."

4. A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown: Or, A System of the Principal Matters by William Hawkins, John Curwood (1824)
"12. if any constable, &c. shall die or go out of the parish, any two justices may make and swear a new one, until the lord shall hold a court, ..."

5. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"Fourthly, then, of the constable. The word constable is frequently said to be ... But, as we borrowed the name as well as the office of constable from the ..."

6. The English Poets by Thomas Humphry Ward, Matthew Arnold (1901)
"Almost nothing is known of the life of Henry Constable. ... As ' a Catholic and an honest man,' as he calls himself, Constable could not escape suspicion in ..."

7. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"Bright was the Sunne, as in that sommers day, For which the constable and his wif also And Custance, han ytake the righte way Toward the see, ..."

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