sergeant at arms

noun phrase

Definition of sergeant at arms

: an officer of an organization (such as a legislative body or court of law) who preserves order and executes commands

First Known Use of sergeant at arms

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Sergeant at arms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sergeant%20at%20arms. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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