sergeant
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈsɑː.dʒənt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsɑɹ.dʒənt/
Noun

sergeant (plural sergeants)

  1. (military) UK army rank with NATO code OR-6, senior to corporal and junior to warrant officer ranks.
  2. The highest rank of noncommissioned officer in some non-naval military forces and police.
  3. (legal, historical) A lawyer of the highest rank, equivalent to the doctor of civil law.
  4. (UK, historical) A title sometimes given to the servants of the sovereign.
    sergeant surgeon, i.e. a servant, or attendant, surgeon
  5. A fish, the cobia.
  6. Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the of the genus Athyma; distinguished from the false sergeants.
  7. A bailiff.
  8. A servant in monastic offices.
Related terms Translations
Sergeant
Proper noun
  1. Surname for a servant.



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