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constabulary

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adjective con·stab·u·lary \kən-ˈsta-byə-ˌler-ē, -ˌle-rē\

Definition of constabulary

  1. :  of or relating to a constable or constabulary

First Known Use of constabulary

1824


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constabulary

noun con·stab·u·lary

Definition of constabulary

plural

constabularies

  1. 1 :  the organized body of constables of a particular district or country

  2. 2 :  an armed police force organized on military lines but distinct from the regular army

Examples of constabulary in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of constabulary

circa 1715


CONSTABULARY Defined for English Language Learners

constabulary

noun

Definition of constabulary for English Language Learners

  • : the police force of a particular area



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