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Sergeant at arms   /sˈɑrdʒənt æt ɑrmz/   Listen
Sergeant at arms

An officer (as of a legislature or court) who maintains order and executes commands.  Synonym: serjeant-at-arms.

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... sanction the enormous power, under the name of privilege, which the house arrogates to itself. The executive will in that case be placed in a very awkward predicament: Mr. Nichol having commenced civil actions against the speaker and sergeant at arms for false imprisonment, will, should he succeed in obtaining damages, bring the question with double force on the tapis. The violence and ignorance which, in all probability, will mark the proceedings ...
— The Life and Correspondence of Sir Isaac Brock • Ferdinand Brock Tupper

Words linked to "Sergeant at arms" :   officer, officeholder, general assembly, legislative assembly, legislature, law-makers, legislative body

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