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:

    This ferry was as busy as a beaver dam, and all the world seemed anxious to get across the Merrimack River at this particular point, waiting to get set over,—children with their two cents done up in paper, jail-birds broke lose and constable with warrant, travelers from distant lands to distant lands, men and women to whom the Merrimack River was a bar.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I do love thee as each flower
    Loves the sun’s life-giving power,
    For, dead, thy breath to life might move me.
    —Henry Constable (1562–1613)

    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)