Etymology: ME <i>conestable</i>, Latin <i>comes stabuli</i> Officer of the stable.
- A police officer ranking below Sergeant in most British police forces. (See also Chief Constable).
- Officer of a noble court in the middle ages, usually a senior army commander. (See also marshal).
- Public officer, usually at municipal level, responsible for maintaining order or serving writ, writs and court orders.
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for constable for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.
Full Definition of constable