Meaning of “constabulary” in the English Dictionary


"constabulary" in English

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constabularynoun [ C, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /kənˈstæb.jə.lə.ri/ us /kənˈstæ

Examples from literature

  • Dublin swarms with soldiers, constabulary and police. 
  • I inquired if he thought the Irish constabulary a loyal body. 
  • I'll see you tomorrow, after I stop at the constabulary post. 
  • Members of the constabulary were always considerate and accommodating towards him during his periodic outbursts of alcoholic craving. 
  • Proprietors, agents, and large farmers required "protection" from the constabulary, and there was no longer anything to attract capital to the neighbourhood in the face of a deterrent population. 
  • The metropolitan police is quite distinct from the constabulary, and under a different chief. 

(Definition of “constabulary” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)