Definition of Sergeant at arms
1. Noun. An officer (as of a legislature or court) who maintains order and executes commands.
Category relationships: General Assembly, Law-makers, Legislative Assembly, Legislative Body, Legislature
Generic synonyms: Officeholder, Officer
Lexicographical Neighbors of Sergeant At Arms
Literary usage of Sergeant at arms
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, the Rules of the House of Representatives by United States Congress. House, Thomas Jefferson, United States (1904)
"Duties of the Sergeant-at-Arms in connection with the care of the Capitol ... The pay and mileage of Members are disbursed by the Sergeant-at- Arms. (1717) ..."
2. Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and Rules of the House of Representatives by Clarence A. Cannon, United States Congress. House, Thomas Jefferson (1919)
"RULE IV. DUTIES OF THE SERGEANT-AT-ARMS. 1. It shall be the duty of the Sergeant-at-Arms to Arms enrobes of the Whole during then* sittings, to wo 8? ..."
3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1869)
"The Chief Clerk administered to the Sergeant-at-Arms tho following oath : " I. George T. ... I move that the Sergeant-at-Arms inform them of that fact. ..."
4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1910)
"warrant, directed to the sergeant at arms, commanding him to take into custody the body of 5 b. ed. the said John, wherever to be found, ..."
5. Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918 by Massachusetts Constitutional Convention (1920)
"The Sergeant-at-Arms is the one man who always has the privilege of the ... When I was elected Sergeant-at-Arms of this body I made up my mind to do the ..."
6. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1869)
"Each watchman so appointed shall receive an an nual compensation of one thousand dollars, payable on the order of the sergeant-at-arms of the Senate and the ..."
7. Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events (1875)
"tin through the door, the Sergeant-at-Arms at the door, by order of Mr. Wiltz, closed the door in their t'scts tad forcibly prevented them from entering, ..."