Definition of constable
What does the word constable mean?
part of speech: noun
(Also police c.) policeman; special c., person sworn in to act as c. on special occasion; outrun the c., run into debt; C. of France, principal officer of household of early French kings, commander-in-chief in king\'s absence; C. of England, Lord High C., similar officer in English Royal household (now temporary officer on special occasions). [old French]