noun, plural con·stab·u·lar·ies.
Origin of constabulary1
Origin of constabulary2
Related Words for constabularydetective, force, man, gendarmerie, policewoman, constable, police, patrolman, officer, corps, bluecoat, pig, blue, law, badge, bear, heat, bull, cop, bobby
Examples from the Web for constabulary
Historical Examples of constabulary
The splendid force of constabulary which are now for you would be against you.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
I saw the constabulary going in force there this afternoon.'Lord Kilgobbin
I am, as you know, assistant superintendent to the constabulary force of the colony.A Final Reckoning
G. A. Henty
You can never tell what the next day may bring you Constabulary fellows!
The map was symbolic of the Constabulary, whose duty it is to know all, to protect all.
noun plural -laries
1630s, "district under a constable," from Medieval Latin constabularia, from constabulus, Latinized form of Old French conestable (see constable). Meaning "organized body of constables" is from 1837. Earlier (mid-15c.) as an adjective, "pertaining to a constable."