Constabulary meaning

kən-stăb'yə-lĕr'ē
The body of constables of a district or city.
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The district under the jurisdiction of a constable.
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An armed police force organized like a military unit.
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Of or relating to constables, constabularies, or their jurisdictions.
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The territory under the jurisdiction of a constable.
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Constables, collectively, as of a district.
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A police force characterized by a military organization but distinct from the regular army.
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Of constables or a constabulary.
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Of, or relating to constables.
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Characteristic to police; police-like (as opposed to military)

Constabulary missions are different from fighting wars.

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A police force.
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The police in a particular district or area.
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Origin of constabulary

  • From mediaeval Latin conestabularia, a noun use of the feminine version of conestabularius, from Latin constabulus, from comes stabuli, literally ‘master of the stables’.
    From Wiktionary