constabularynoun [ C, + sing/pl verb ]uk /kənˈstæb.jə.lə.ri/ us /kənˈstæb.je.ler.i/
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- 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.