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Sergeant meaning

sergeant - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. The cobia.
  2. 2. Formerly, in England, an officer nearly answering to the more modern bailiff of the hundred; also, an officer whose duty was to attend on the king, and on the lord high steward in court, to arrest traitors and other offenders. He is now called sergeant- at- arms, and two of these officers, by allowance of the sovereign, attend on the houses of Parliament ( one for each house) to execute their commands, and another attends the Court Chancery.
  3. 3. In a company, battery, or troop, a noncommissioned officer next in rank above a corporal, whose duty is to instruct recruits in discipline, to form the ranks, etc.
  4. 4. A title sometimes given to the servants of the sovereign; as, sergeant surgeon, that is, a servant, or attendant, surgeon.
  5. 5. A lawyer of the highest rank, answering to the doctor of the civil law; - called also serjeant at law.
  6. 6. A non- commissioned officer; lawyer of the highest rank.

sergeant - examples of usage

  1. " It was while we were trying to save the life of a poor sergeant who had lost his arm. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. The blood of the color- sergeant is there, black now with age. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  3. A sergeant gave a word of command. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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