• (British) IPA: /ˈkʌnstəbəl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkɑnstəbəl/

constable (plural constables)

  1. One holding the lowest rank in most Commonwealth police forces. (See also chief constable.)
  2. (UK, law) A police officer or an officer with equivalent powers.
  3. (historical) An officer of a noble court in the Middle Ages, usually a senior army commander. (See also marshal).
  4. The warden of a castle.
  5. (US) A public officer, usually at municipal level, responsible for maintaining order or serving writs and court orders.
  6. (Channel Islands) An elected head of a parish (also known as a connétable)
  7. A large butterfly, Dichorragia nesimachus, family Nymphalidae, of Asia.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: constable
  • Italian: appuntato (carabinieri), agente (polizia)
  • Portuguese: agente
  • Russian: консте́бль
  • French: connétable
  • Portuguese: condestável
  • Russian: консте́бль
Translations Verb

constable (constables, present participle constabling; past and past participle constabled)

  1. (intransitive, dated) To act as a constable or policeman.

Proper noun
  1. Surname from Old French conestable.
  2. A town in New York, ;.

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