Sergeant meaning

sär'jənt
The definition of a sergeant is a non commissioned rank in the U.S. Army, the Air Force or Marines, or a police officer who is junior to a lieutenant.

An example of a sergeant is an Army officer who is senior to a corporal.

An example of a sergeant is a police officer who is junior to a captain.

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A feudal servant who attends his master in battle.
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A sergeant at arms.
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A surname​.
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Origin of sergeant

  • Middle English sergeaunte a common soldier from Old French sergent from Medieval Latin serviēns servient- servant, soldier from Late Latin public official from Latin present participle of servīre to serve from servus slave
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition