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Serjeant-at-arms   Listen
Serjeant-at-arms

noun
1.
An officer (as of a legislature or court) who maintains order and executes commands.  Synonym: sergeant at arms.






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"Serjeant-at-arms" Quotes from Famous Books



... negligently, carelessly, foolishly, or the like, why, it puts aggravations into the thoughts of the loss that the man has sustained, and aggravations into the thoughts of them go out of the soul, and come in upon a sudden, even as the bailiff or the king's serjeant-at-arms, and at every appearance of them, makes the soul start; and starting, it ...
— The Pharisee And The Publican • John Bunyan



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



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