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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Constabulary.

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Examples

  • He is rectitude personified, he is constabular, he is the oak of England.

    the mission song

  • Lyth had been driven, by the heroic view of circumstances, to rush into embrace constabular, would that have restored the other six men to family sinuosities?

    Mary Anerley

  • But he did not observe that, after the policeman had secured it, a stealthy addition was made to the money in the constabular palm by one of his _Punch_ friends; and only when the man disappeared in the crowd did Sothern realise that a timely bribe had left him to mix with his friends for the rest of the day and to eat his dinner with hands firmly secured in his manacles!

    The History of "Punch"

  • The battle of Trafalgar Square, in which he personally and bodily assailed civilization as represented by the concentrated military and constabular forces of the capital of the world, can scarcely be forgotten by the more discreet spectators, of whom I was one.

    Captain Brassbound's Conversion

  • These vast forces are purely constabular -- creatures and creators of discontent -- phenomena of decivilization.

    The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays 1909

  • If Robin Lyth had been driven, by the heroic view of circumstances, to rush into embrace constabular, would that have restored the other six men to family sinuosities?

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

  • The blaring use of the very worst language possible, in our public thoroughfares --- especially in those set apart for recreation --- is another disgrace to us, and another result of constabular contemplation, the like of which I have never heard in any other country to which my uncommercial travels have extended.

    The Uncommercial Traveller

  • The blaring use of the very worst language possible, in our public thoroughfares -- especially in those set apart for recreation -- is another disgrace to us, and another result of constabular contemplation, the like of which I have never heard in any other country to which my uncommercial travels have extended.

    The Uncommercial Traveller

  • Both Were Wrong, But One Was Wronger writing about many constabular and reportorial mishandlings of racially charged cases, I know a seasoned assessment when I see one.

    TPMCafe

  • “To what beneficent constabular breeze do I owe this enchanting surprise?

    Scales of Justice

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