Constable

A constable is a person holding a particular office, most commonly in law enforcement. The office of constable can vary significantly in different jurisdictions. A constable is commonly the rank of an officer within the police.

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Famous quotes containing the word constable:

    You are thought here to be the most senseless and fit man for the constable of the watch, therefore bear you the lantern.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The right eloquence needs no bell to call the people together, and no constable to keep them.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    I did not know that thou wert dead before;
    I did not feel the grief I did sustain;
    The greater stroke astonisheth the more;
    Astonishment takes from us sense of pain.
    I stood amazed when other’s tears begun,
    And now begin to weep when they have done.
    —Henry Constable (1562–1613)