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police constable

noun

Simple Definition of police constable

  • : a police officer of the lowest rank

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of police constable

chiefly British

  1. :  a police officer of the lowest rank

Word by Word Definitions

policeplay
  1. :  govern

    :  to control, regulate, or keep in order by use of police

    :  to make clean and put in order

  1. :  the internal organization or regulation of a political unit through exercise of governmental powers especially with respect to general comfort, health, morals, safety, or prosperity

    :  control and regulation of affairs affecting the general order and welfare of any unit or area

    :  the system of laws for effecting such control

constableplay
  1. :  a high officer of a royal court or noble household especially in the Middle Ages

    :  the warden or governor of a royal castle or a fortified town

    :  a public officer usually of a town or township responsible for keeping the peace and for minor judicial duties


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