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English definition of “constable”

constable

noun [C]     /ˈkʌn.stə.bl̩/ US  /ˈkɑːn-/
a British police officer of the lowest rank People who work for the police service
(Definition of constable noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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