Complete Definition of "constabulary"

English

Etymology
From mediaeval Latin conestabularia, a noun use of the feminine version of conestabularius, from L. constabulus, from comes stabuli, literally âmaster of the stablesâ.

Pronunciation
IPA|/kÉnËstæbjÊlÉri/

Adjective
en-adj

#Of, or relating to constables.
#Characteristic to police; police-like (as opposed to military)
#:Constabulary missions are different from fighting wars.

Synonyms
constabular

Noun
en-noun|constabularies

  1. A police force.
  2. The police in a particular district or area.

Usage notes
Constabulary is a collective noun and usually has no plural. Only when describing groups of constabularies is it used in the plural sense. For example, the constabularies of England and Wales form part of the constabulary of the United Kingdom.

Translations
trans-top|police force
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