Constabulary



[kuh n-stab-yuh-ler-ee] /kənˈstæb yəˌlɛr i/

noun, plural constabularies.
1.
the body of of a district.
2.
a body of officers of the peace organized on a military basis.
[kuh n-stab-yuh-ler-ee] /kənˈstæb yəˌlɛr i/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or their duties.
/kənˈstæbjʊlərɪ/
noun (pl) -laries
1.
the police force of a town or district
adjective
2.
of or relating to constables, constabularies, or their duties
n.

1630s, “district under a constable,” from Medieval Latin constabularia, from constabulus, Latinized form of Old French conestable (see constable). Meaning “organized body of constables” is from 1837. Earlier (mid-15c.) as an adjective, “pertaining to a constable.”

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