Constable (noun)

  1. An officer of the peace, typically having the power to make arrests and to maintain order in a town or rural district.
  2. A police officer of the lowest rank in some British forces.


From old french conestable ('steward, military commander'), from latin comes stabuli ('count of the stable').


  1. The constable was called to the scene of the disturbance.
  2. The local constable was well-respected by the community.
  3. He joined the police force as a constable and worked his way up through the ranks.
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