[kon-stuh-buh l or, esp. British, kuhn-] /ˈkɒn stə bəl or, esp. British, ˈkʌn-/
an officer of the peace, having police and minor judicial functions, usually in a small town, rural district, etc.
Chiefly British. a police officer.
an officer of high rank in medieval monarchies, usually the commander of all armed forces, especially in the absence of the ruler.
the keeper or governor of a royal fortress or castle.
[kuhn-stuh-buh l, kon-] /ˈkʌn stə bəl, ˈkɒn-/
John, 1776–1837, English painter.
(in Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, etc) a police officer of the lowest rank
any of various officers of the peace, esp one who arrests offenders, serves writs, etc
the keeper or governor of a royal castle or fortress
(in medieval Europe) the chief military officer and functionary of a royal household, esp in France and England
an officer of a hundred in medieval England, originally responsible for raising the military levy but later assigned other administrative duties
John. 1776–1837, English landscape painter, noted particularly for his skill in rendering atmospheric effects of changing light
c.1200, “chief household officer, justice of the peace,” from Old French conestable (12c., Modern French connétable), “steward, governor,” principal officer of the Frankish king’s household, from Late Latin comes stabuli, literally “count of the stable” (established by Theodosian Code, c.438 C.E.), hence, “chief groom.” See count (n.). Second element is from Latin stabulum “stable, standing place” (see stable (n.)). Probably a translation of a Germanic word. Meaning “an officer of the peace” is from c.1600, transferred to “police officer” 1836. French reborrowed constable 19c. as “English police.”
noun 1. a drinking glass of the 18th century, having a heavy foot, a tall body, and a capacity of 1 quart (0.946 liters).
[kon-stuh ns] /ˈkɒn stəns/ noun 1. Lake. German Boden·see. a lake in W Europe, bounded by Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. 46 miles (74 km) long; 207 sq. mi. (536 sq. km). 2. German Konstanz. a city in S Germany, on this lake: important church council 1414–18. 3. a female given name. /ˈkɒnstəns/ noun 1. a […]
[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. […]
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[gahr-nit, gahr-net] /ˈgɑr nɪt, gɑrˈnɛt/ noun 1. Constance Black, 1862–1946, English translator from Russian. /ˈɡɑːnɪt/ noun 1. Constance. 1862–1946, British translator of Russian novels 2. her son, David. 1892–1981, British novelist and editor. His novels include Lady Into Fox (1922) and Aspects of Love (1955)
[kon-stuh n-see] /ˈkɒn stən si/ noun 1. the quality of being unchanging or unwavering, as in purpose, love, or loyalty; firmness of mind; faithfulness. 2. uniformity or regularity, as in qualities or conditions; invariableness. /ˈkɒnstənsɪ/ noun 1. the quality of having a resolute mind, purpose, or affection; steadfastness 2. freedom from change or variation; stability […]