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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONSTABULARY

The splendid force of constabulary which are now for you would be against you.

I saw the constabulary going in force there this afternoon.'

I am, as you know, assistant superintendent to the constabulary force of the colony.

You can never tell what the next day may bring you Constabulary fellows!

The map was symbolic of the Constabulary, whose duty it is to know all, to protect all.

This was Constabulary business, would be handled by Constabulary.

He was proud of Terry—trust the Constabulary to see a thing through!

Constable Wiseman, of the Eastbourne constabulary, certainly was not curious.

It was formidable, for there was no Irish constabulary or militia.

The constabulary are, I'll admit, but the most of them are as useless as the priests.

WORD ORIGIN

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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