constabulary


1con·stab·u·lary

adjective \kən-ˈsta-byə-ˌler-ē, -ˌle-rē\

Definition of CONSTABULARY

:  of or relating to a constable or constabulary

First Known Use of CONSTABULARY

1824

2constabulary

noun

: the police force of a particular area

plural constabular·ies

Full Definition of CONSTABULARY

1
:  the organized body of constables of a particular district or country
2
:  an armed police force organized on military lines but distinct from the regular army

Examples of CONSTABULARY

  1. <all members of the local constabulary were on the alert for the escaped convict>

First Known Use of CONSTABULARY

circa 1715

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