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sergeant

noun [C] (POLICE OFFICER)    /ˈsɑː.dʒənt/ US  /ˈsɑːr-/ (also Sergeant, written abbreviation Sgt, informal sarge)
in Britain , a police officer whose rank is above constable and below inspector , or, in the US, a police officer whose rank is below a captain: Sergeant Bates/ Bill Bates [as form of address] Thank you, Sergeant.People who work for the police service
(Definition of sergeant noun (POLICE OFFICER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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