noun, plural con·stab·u·lar·ies.
- constable glass,
- constable, john,
- constance, lake,
- constans i,
Origin of constabulary1
Origin of constabulary2
Examples from the Web for constabulary
At last we prevailed upon soldiers of the Philippine constabulary to arrest the queen and bring her to Manila.The Philippines: Past and Present (Volume 1 of 2)|Dean Conant Worcester
All the Constabulary had needed to do was remove the bodies and write up a report.
At the top, the constabulary corporal was sitting on a rock, clutching two Fuzzies, one under each arm.
We started out one morning on constabulary ponies, brilliantly caparisoned in scarlet blankets and new saddles.The Great White Tribe in Filipinia|Paul T. Gilbert
Order is assured by the garrison maintained by us, internal police by the Constabulary, another agency of American origin.The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon From Ifugao to Kalinga|Cornelis De Witt Willcox
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."