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- n. A person charged with keeping order at a meeting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an officer of a legislative body, or of a deliberative or judicial assembly, who executes commands in preserving order and arresting offenders. See Sergeant, 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an officer (as of a legislature or court) who maintains order and executes commands
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The Senate sergeant-at-arms said yesterday that senators he had spoken were resistant to being placed in a cocoon.
The state-owned vehicle he was driving when he was arrested has been impounded at the Capitol, Senate sergeant-at-arms Tony Beard Jr. said.
This week, the House's sergeant-at-arms urged members to contact law enforcement officers in their districts.
The Senate's sergeant-at-arms has occasionally been called out to compel absent senators to attend, in 1942 during a filibuster on civil rights, and in 1988 during debate over campaign financing legislation.
The former sergeant-at-arms of the Vermont Statehouse and former member of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board has pleaded no contest to two deer hunting violations in New Hampshire.
Perhaps there's just a stink bomb that the Congressional sergeant-at-arms sets off every time they convene and the gavel falls to signify the beginning of the "people's business."
Earlier Friday, lawmakers' spouses and family members attended a session on security led by the House sergeant-at-arms and representatives from the U.S.
She meets Lenny Kaye, who becomes her musical sergeant-at-arms, and forms her band, plays CBGB's, and eventually changes the face of rock music forever.
In Washington, Terrance Gainer, the Senate's sergeant-at-arms, told ABC's Good Morning America he's against members of Congress arming themselves to increase their safety in the wake of the shooting.
It says senators who fail to show up will be held in contempt, and the sergeant-at-arms will be ordered to bring them to the Senate chambers "with or without force, and with or without the assistance of law enforcement, by warrant or other legal process."
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