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constable


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Constable  \Con"sta*ble\  (k[u^]n"st[.a]*b'l),  n.  [OE.  conestable, 
  constable,  a  constable  (in  sense  1),  OF  conestable,  F. 
  conn['e]table,  LL  conestabulus  constabularius  comes 
  stabuli  orig.,  count  of  the  stable,  master  of  the  horse, 
  equerry;  comes  count  (L.  companion)  +  L.  stabulum  stable.  See 
  {Count}  a  nobleman,  and  {Stable}.] 
  1.  A  high  officer  in  the  monarchical  establishments  of  the 
  Middle  Ages. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  constable 
  n  :  a  lawman  with  less  authority  and  jurisdiction  than  a  sheriff 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Constable,  NY 
  Zip  code(s):  12926 




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