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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

1824

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>

Circa 1715

First Known Use of constabulary

circa 1715


CONSTABULARY Defined for English Language Learners


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constabulary

noun con·stab·u·lary

Definition of constabulary for English Language Learners

  • : the police force of a particular area



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