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CONSTABULARY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does constabulary mean? 

CONSTABULARY (noun)
  The noun CONSTABULARY has 1 sense:

1. the force of policemen and officers

  Familiarity information: CONSTABULARY used as a noun is very rare.


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CONSTABULARY (noun)


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Meaning:

The force of policemen and officers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

constabulary; police; police force; law

Context example:

the law came looking for him

Hypernyms ("constabulary" is a kind of...):

force; personnel (group of people willing to obey orders)

law enforcement agency (an agency responsible for insuring obedience to the laws)

Meronyms (members of "constabulary"):

officer; police officer; policeman (a member of a police force)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "constabulary"):

European Law Enforcement Organisation; Europol (police organization for the European Union; aims to improve effectiveness and cooperation among European police forces)

gendarmerie; gendarmery (French police force; a group of gendarmes or gendarmes collectively)

Mutawa; Mutawa'een (religious police in Saudi Arabia whose duty is to ensure strict adherence to established codes of conduct; offenders may be detained indefinitely; foreigners are not excluded)

Mounties; RCMP; Royal Canadian Mounted Police (the federal police force of Canada)

New Scotland Yard; Scotland Yard (the detective department of the metropolitan police force of London)

secret police (a police force that operates in secrecy (usually against persons suspected of treason or sedition))

Schutzstaffel; SS (special police force in Nazi Germany founded as a personal bodyguard for Adolf Hitler in 1925; the SS administered the concentration camps)

posse; posse comitatus (a temporary police force)


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