Definition of Chief constable

1. Noun. The head of the police force in a county (or similar area).

Definition of Chief constable

1. Noun. (British) The chief of police of most territorial UK police forces, except the Metropolitan Police and City of London Police. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chief Constable

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chief artery of thumb
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chief cell of corpus pineale
chief cell of parathyroid gland
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chief complaint
chief constable (current term)
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chief cook and bottle-washer
chief cook and bottle-washers
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chief executive
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Literary usage of Chief constable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer: With the Practice of Country by John Frederick Archbold (1846)
"And, subject to the approval of two or more of the justices of the county in petty sessions assembled, the chief constable shall appoint the other ..."

2. The Scots Law Times by Scotland Land Court (1893)
"That following upon certain complaints made by some members of the Police Force of the said burgh against the conduct of the petitioner as chief constable ..."

3. Palmer's Index to "The Times" Newspaper (1871)
"Appointment of chief constable, 5j 3/ Век-lier (Rev. Henry Ward) Annual Pew-letting at his Church, ..."

4. Archbold's Parish Officer and Shaw's Parish Law by James Paterson, John Frederick Archbold, Joseph Shaw (1864)
"Appointment of the chief constable, 135. Deputy chief constable, 135. Superintendents, dfc., 136. Appointment of the petty constables, 136. ..."

5. Ireland: Its Scenery, Character, &c. by Samuel Carter Hall (1841)
"40, the lord-lieutenant was empowered to divide counties into districts, consisting of one or more baronies, and to appoint a chief constable to each ..."

6. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1857)
"AET. III.—1. The Police of England; as it was, as it is, and as it should be. By the chief constable ..."

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