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Constable

constable n

[Old French conestable military commander, chief of the royal household, from Late Latin comes stabuli , literally, officer of the stable]
: a public officer usually of a town or township responsible for keeping the peace and for minor judicial duties



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.